DEVORA Fact Sheet 3 - Rangitoto: Odd One Out
posterposted on 2020-05-17, 23:58 authored by Benjamin SimonsBenjamin Simons, DEVORA Project
The third of the DEVORA Fact Sheets.
Rangitoto: Odd One Out. The story of Auckland's larkest volcano.Located in the Waitemata Harbour, Rangitoto Island is an iconic part of Auckland’s landscape. Rangitoto is the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF). It is also the only AVF volcano known to have erupted more than once and to have erupted two different types of lavas. All of this together makes Rangitoto a bit of a mystery to scientists. Within the AVF, it is definitely the ‘odd one out’.