Reporoa Volcano | John Seach


North Island, New Zealand

38.42 S, 176.33 E
summit elevation 592  m

Reporoa volcano is located between Lake Taupo and Rotorua. Reporoa caldera formed about 230,000 years ago during the eruption of the about 100 cu km of tephra.

Wai o Tapu Geothermal area
Wai o Tapu is located on the northern end of the Taupo-Reporoa graben.

Reporoa volcano
Champagne Pool, Reporoa volcano - John Seach

Wai o Tapu geothermal area

wai o tapu
Devils cave, Wai o Tapu, New Zealand

2005 Hydrothermal Explosion
A hydrothermal explosion occurred on farmland throwing mud and rocks into the air, and creating a 50 m wide crater. It was one of the biggest explosions at the volcano since 1948.

Further reading
Manville, V., White, J.D.L. and Riggs, N.R., 2001. Sedimentology and history of Lake Reporoa: an ephemeral supra-ignimbrite lake, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. SPECIAL PUBLICATION-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SEDIMENTOLOGISTS30, pp.109-140.

Nairn, I.A., Wood, C.P. and Bailey, R.A., 1994. The Reporoa caldera, Taupo volcanic zone: source of the Kaingaroa ignimbrites. Bulletin of Volcanology56(6-7), pp.529-537.

Reporoa Volcano Eruptions

Possible eruption in 1180.