Video: Dramatic moment Tongariro erupts

Last updated 09:19 22/11/2012

Timelapsed footage of the November 21 Mt Tongariro eruption, from the GeoNet Te Maari Crater camera.

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New footage released by New Zealand's geoscience agency shows the explosive moment Mt Tongario erupted.

GNS Science released the footage this morning, a day after the Wednesday November 22 eruption at the Te Maari crater.

It is the second eruption on the mountain this year, and scientists warn months or even years of eruptions could be ahead.

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