Kaikohe-Bay of Islands

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  • 35.3°S
  • 173.9°E

  • 388 m
    1273 ft

  • 241010
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0400 ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Te Puke

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Ashcroft J, 1986. The Kerikeri Volcanics: a basalt-Pantellerite association in Northland. Roy Soc New Zeal Bull, 23: 48-63.

Heming R F, 1980. Patterns of Quaternary basaltic volcanism in the northern North Island, New Zealand. New Zeal J Geol Geophys, 23: 335-344.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Johnson R W, Knutson J, Taylor S R (eds), 1989. Intraplate Volcanism in Eastern Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 408 p.

Kear D, Thompson B N, 1964. Volcanic risk in Northland. New Zeal J Geol Geophys, 7: 87-93.

Nairn I A, Cole J W, 1975. New Zealand. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 22: 1-156.

Smith I E, Day R A, Ashcroft J, 1986. Volcanic associations of Northland (Tour Guide A4). New Zeal Geol Surv Rec, 12: 5-32.

The Kaikohe-Bay of Islands volcanic field at the upper end of the Northland Peninsula contains 30 Pleistocene to upper-Holocene eruptive centers, consisting primarily of basaltic scoria cones, lava flows, and small shield volcanoes, along with minor rhyolitic lava flows and domes. The field lies at the northern end of the Northland Intraplate Province, and volcanism has progressively shifted to the SE, with the younger Taheke Basalts being aligned along a NE trend at the southern end of the volcanic field. The most recent eruption produced explosive activity and lava flows from four well-preserved scoria cones at Te Puke about 1300-1800 years ago, although the precise date of the most recent eruption remains uncertain. Hot springs occur at three locations, including near Lake Omapere, which was dammed by lava flows.