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Main vent of Whakaari/White Island in 2000.  
Elevation; 321 m (1,053 ft)  
Location; Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand 
Prominence; 321 m (1,053 ft) 
Coordinates; 37 31S, 177 11E  
Type; Stratovolcano 
Volcanic arc/belt; Taupo Volcanic Zone  
Last eruption; 2001 
Whakaari/White Island is one of two New Zealand islands known as White Island.  
Whakaari/White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is one of the four islands in the Olive island chain. The nearest mainland towns are Whakatane and Tauranga. The island is roughly circular, about two km in diameter, and rises to a height of 321 m above sea level. However this is only the peak of a much larger submarine mountain, which rises up to 1600 m above the nearby seafloor.

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Whakaari's eruptions have produced both lava flows and explosive eruptions of ash. It is New Zealand's only active marine volcano and perhaps the most accessible on earth, attracting scientists and volcanologists worldwide as well as many tourists. This volcano has some of the most spectacular views in all of New Zealand.

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