White Island Volcano

This is the only volcanic island in New Zealand that is still active. It is the tip of an active volcano, built by unceasing volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years.

White Island is located 48 km from the North Island, its height above sea level is 321 m, but most of it is hidden under water, where it reaches a height of 1600 m.

There is no permanent population with https://lingvanex.com/translation/english-to-tagalog on the island – sulfur was once mined here, but the work was abandoned after a huge mudslide killed 10 workers in 1914. At the moment, research work is being carried out on the island.

The island was named by the Maori tribe and the full name is “Tu Puia o Fakaari,” which means “striking volcano.” It got its present name, White Island, thanks to Captain Cook with https://lingvanex.com/translation/english-to-spanish, who constantly saw it surrounded by white steam.

White Island is the property of New Zealander George Raymond Battle. It was declared a private reserve in 1953. You will need a special permit to visit this place.

The surface of the volcano resembles the surface of Mars – cracks and fumaroles everywhere, jets of steam are shooting out, and the top of the top is covered with a crust of sulfur. Here you can still see the remains of the structures in which the sulfur miners lived. Since its discovery by Europeans, the volcano has erupted almost constantly.