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CLIP 3063

ew Zealand volcanoes - White Island

ew Zealand volcanoes - White Island
Key Info
  • ew Zealand volcanoes - White Island
  • Duration: 02:18
  • White Island is the most active volcano in New Zealand. The crater continuously erupts ash and chemicals such as sulphur and silica. The crater also has a lake in the middle as the rainfall here is high. The island sits on one of the most active plate boundaries in the world where the Pacific plate is dragged beneath the Indo-Australian plate, producing enough heat to melt the rocks and feed the volcano.
  • Subject:



    Natural Hazards: Tectonic Activity

  • Keywords: White Island, volcano, crater, active, sulphur, silica, lake, rainfall, plate boundary, Pacific plate, Indo-Australian plate, ash, tremors
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip is a good case study of an active volcanic landscape.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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