New footage emerges of Tongariro eruption

Thursday 22 Nov 2012 12:47 p.m.

GeoNet has released a video filmed yesterday during the Mt Tongariro eruption. 

The two-minute time-lapse recording shows the moment when black clouds of ash begin to shoot out of the Te Maari crater.

The eruption began around 1:30pm yesterday, and lasted for around five minutes.

Watch the video.

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