The Taupo Volcanic Zone – Part 3

Ok, so now we know a bit about the tectonic setting, a bit about what the volcanoes in the TVZ can produce.. what’s left is all the juicy stuff, all the questions that come to mind, such as Why is the TVZ so prolific? Why is rhyolitic volcanism constrained in a band between Okataina and…

TVZ Part II -Taupo Volcano

This is a Swedish dump truck. A very good Swedish dump truck. It can carry a load of 39,000 kg – let’s be generous. Let’s say 40 tons. It makes the maths easier. Now imagine 192,500 of these dump trucks passing your door. That’s right 192,500. Every second. Oh, and they must be going at…