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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

'Mordor volcano' erupts in New Zealand

First reported Nov 21 2012 - Updated 44 mins ago - 18 reports

Mount Tongariro erupts in New Zealand.
A massive plume of ash billows into the sky as Mount Tongariro erupts on November 21.
Photograph by Stefan Keller, Reuters
Volcano Erupts in New ZealandA New Zealand volcano that neighbors a mountain best known as Mount Doom of the Lord of the Rings films has rumbled back to life.Mount Tongariro, situated in a remote part of the country's North Island, erupted for five minutes on November 21, spewing ... Published 1 hour ago by National Geographic ]Entities: New Zealand, Volcanic Ash, Steven Miller, Eyjafjallajökull, Colorado State University


Mount Tongariro no longer spewing ash, New Zealand

Lynsey at The Coming Crisis - 23 hours ago
This afternoon's small eruption at the Te Maari crater on Mount Tongariro appears to be over, GNS Science reports. Accordingly, GNS scientists have now decreased the Aviation Colour Code from Red to Orange, signalling that ash is no longer being emitted. However, minor eruptive activity continues and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2.

"The ash can melt onto [airplane] turbine blades and other parts of the engine, causing damage and even engine stalls. It also presents hazards to pilot visibility, causing pits and frosting on the windshields in the same way that a sandstorm damages an automobile windshield."
"Very often volcanic ash contains microscopic fragments of volcanic glass ...  and the turbine engines of commercial aircraft produce a level of heat sufficient to melt glass" Steven Miller, of the...

Published on Nov 21, 2012
The volcano made famous in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the evil wasteland of Mordor erupted on Wednesday on New Zealand's North Island - READ MORE


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More eruptions expected as N. Zealand ‘Lord of the Rings’ volcano disrupts flights

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