Volcanism began in the Northland area around 2.3 million years ago and has continued until recent geological times. The landscape features remnants of lava flows and cones.
Most Recent Eruption
- Where: Te Puke, north-west of Paihia
- When: around 1,300 - 1,800 years ago
- Effects: Explosive activity with lava flows from four well-preserved scoria cones.
What does GeoNet do?
- Seismic Monitoring: 2 seismographs situated at Omahuta (OUZ) and Waipu Caves (WCZ).