Tongariro eruption in photos

19:58, Nov 21 2012
Tongariro at 1.30
A webcam image of the Te Maari crater on Mt Tongariro at 1.30pm.
Tongariro at 1.30
The ash cloud as seen from Taupo, around 2pm.
Mt Tongariro - November eruption
Mt Tongariro, as seen from a webcam at 1pm - about 20 minutes before the eruption.
Tongariro at 1.30
A webcam image of Mt Tongariro at 2pm.
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The West Tongariro volcano drum showing seismic activity in the hours up to 2.19pm.
Tongariro at 1.30
The ash cloud as seen from Taupo.
Tongariro at 1.30
The ash cloud rises, now at about 4000 metres.
Tongariro at 1.30
Lake Taupo.
Tongariro at 1.30
A webcam image of the Te Maari crater at 3pm.
Tongariro at 1.30
Mt Tongariro as seen from the air.
Tongariro
FLY OVER: View of Tongariro, from the air, following the eruption.
Tongariro at 1.30
A still from a video above Tongariro.
Tongariro at 1.30
Steam rises from Mt Tongariro following the eruption.
Tongariro at 1.30
Steam rises from Mt Tongariro following the eruption.
Tongariro at 1.30
Steam rises from Mt Tongariro following the eruption.
90 Seconds crew STANDARD
The 90 Seconds TV crew with the Tongariro eruption behind them.
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The Te Maari crater, seen from the air.
steam
Steam rises from Mt Tongariro after it erupted.
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Teachers and students from Tamatea Intermediate School in Napier staying witnessed the eruption while walking part of the Tongariro Crossing.
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English tourist Angie Glanvill runs along the Tongariro Crossing track as Mt Tongariro's Te Marri Crater erupts.
Mt Tongariro at sunset after the eruption, seen from a lookout point on Te Ponanga Saddle Rd.
Mt Tongariro at sunset after the eruption, seen from a lookout point on Te Ponanga Saddle Rd.

Mt Tongariro has erupted for the second time this year, sending a 2km-high ash plume into the sky just before 1.30pm.

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