Volcanic eruption in White Island of New Zealand
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- Whakaari/White Island (also known as just White Island) is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty.
- Whakaari/White Island is New Zealand’s most active cone volcano which has been built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years. About 70 percent of the volcano is under the sea, making this massive volcanic structure the largest in New Zealand.
- Previous Eruptions: On 27 April, 2016 a short-lived eruption occurred in the evening. It deposited material all over the crater floor onto some of the crater walls.
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Right Ans : New Zealand