A case Study of volcanic Activity in Ruapehu Mountain
Ruapehu Mountain is a volcanic mountain located at the southernmost end of the series of volcanoes referred to as the North volcanoes spreading across New Zealand. The zone in which the mountain is located, which is highly volcanic is referred to as the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ), which is a vast segment of the Earth’s crust which has been significantly volcanic for the last over two million years.
Geologists have suggested possible explanations as to the activity of the mountain, one common explanation being that the reduction in size of the middle axis of the TVZ have resulted to significant movements within the Earth’s crust resulting to the eruptions. The mountain is approximately 9175ft (2797m) making it the tallest mountain in the North volcano region..