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Huge Eruption May Have Been Bigger

Volcanic News: New Zealand

Dec. 21, 2006 — One of the largest volcanic eruptions on record just got bigger.
The Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand appears to have had twin eruptions only 20 miles apart within days of each other a quarter-million years ago. Each eruption belched out more than 25 cubic miles (100 cubic kilometers) of rock and volcanic ash.
This is the first evidence of twin supervolcanic eruptions.

"It's possible one of these triggered the other," said geologist Darren Gravley of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. But exactly how the triggering might have worked is uncertain.

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