New Zealand is a land of tectonic activity. Volcanoes like majestic Ruapehu and smoldering White Island rise from our land and sea. When volcanic eruptions occur, magma from deep within the earth finds its freedom from underground confines and becomes flowing lava. Red hot and unstoppable, the lava runs freely, slowly cools, and solidifies to sculpt rugged new landscapes. Like lava, muscle builds upon it’s own foundations time and time again, setting hard and growing in size and strength.
New Zealand lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire and volcanic eruptions occur regularly. All potentially active volcanoes around New Zealand are monitored to give warning of an impending eruption.*
*Sourced online from Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand