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Explosive Volcanoes

Explosive Volcanoes. Image: GNS Science, Lloyd Homer.

Image: GNS Science, Lloyd Homer.

Rising magma generated under great pressure along the subduction zone, has formed the numerous volcanoes of New Zealand.

Many smaller landscape features such as geothermal springs, lava flows and ash deposits are widespread results of volcanic activity.

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