- 10 Dec 2019
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A volcanic eruption took place at White Island in New Zealand.
- White Island is New Zealand’s most active cone volcano which has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 1,50,000 years.
- About 70% of the volcano lies under the sea and the Island forms the tip of the volcano.
- The volcano is located in the Bay of Plenty, about 48km (29 miles) from the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.
- Including its underwater base, White Island is the largest volcanic structure in New Zealand.
- The island became a private scenic reserve in 1953.
- The island is also known by name Whakaari.