2.23pm: Injured climber remains in surgery this afternoon. New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu volcano sends a cloud of ash 10,000 meters into the air (old picture). At 20:26 (NZDT) on 25 September 2007 a moderate gas-driven eruption beneath the summit Crater Lake of Mt. Rising to 2797m (9175ft), Mt Ruapehu is the highest mountain in the North Island and the most recent of the North Island volcanoes to have erupted. "The best analogy is … Ruapaehu is an active stratovolcano is of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, central North Island of New Zealand. An eruption of Ruapehu volcano on 22nd June 1969 was the largest at the volcano since 1945. Latest updates: Mt Ruapehu eruption. Doctor says he was seconds from death and calls recovery "miracle." Mt. Along with the ashfall hazard, there were numerous lahars that impacted the region as well. Between 1995 and 1996, it underwent a series of eruptions, emitting volcanic ash across the surrounding land, predominantly in an easterly direction, towards the Pacific Ocean.. Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly … Two climbers were caught in … In recent years, eruptions at Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro, also near the center of the North Island, have jolted New Zealanders, but haven’t led to additional casualties. 1953 Eruption and Train Disaster On 24th December 1953 a lahar destroyed a rail bridge 42 km from the volcano, as a Wellington-Auckland passenger train was crossing. Ruapehu is located at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ), a spreading segment of the Earth’s crust and the source of spectacularly explosive eruptions over the last 2 million years. Mount Ruapehu, active volcano and highest peak (9,176 feet [2,797 m]) on North Island, New Zealand, in Tongariro National Park.Mount Ruapehu is situated on the Taupo Plateau, which rises 2,000 to 3,000 feet (about 600 to 900 m) above sea level, Ruapehu erupted in 1945–46 and again in 1995–96.The volcano is forested below its line of permanent snow cover. Ruapehu, New Zealand generated a directed ballistic fallout apron and surtseyan jet that impacted an area of c. 2.5 km 2 to the north of the vent. https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/.../Volcanic-activity/Mount-Ruapehu-erupts AD. The energy level in the volcanic system at Mt Ruapehu remains low and has yet to recover after the eruptions of 1995-96 Normally Ruapehu was more dynamic. Humans may be exposed to several types of hazardous ejecta during and after volcanic eruptions. The government of New Zealand has taken appropriate measures to safeguard the inhabitance from the threat of volcanic ruptures. Large signs of increased volcanic activities have been traced by geologists at Mount Ruapehu. Abstract: Literature search and consultation with New Zealand experts were used to review the potential health effects of explosive volcanic eruptions, and possibilities for their control, in the context of the 1996 eruption and possible future eruptions of Mount Ruapehu.