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Oruanui eruption
Taupo 2.png
A large eruption column during the Oruanui eruption as it may have appeared from space
VolcanoTaupo Volcano
DateAbout 26,500 BC
TypeUltra-Plinian
LocationNorth Island, New Zealand
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The Oruanui eruption was a large volcanic eruption that happened 26,500 years ago at the Taupo Volcano in New Zealand. This eruption measured an 8 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. This is the Earth's most recent super-eruption.