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Ngauruhoe, New Zealand:
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Location: New Zealand, North Island
Latitude and Longitude: 39.15 S, 175.63 E
Elevation: 2,291 m (7,515 ft)
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Earliest Eruption: 7750 BP
Oldest Historic Eruption: 1839
Most Recent Eruption: 1977
Number of Eruptions in 20th Century: 45
Largest Eruption: 1972 VEI = 3, 1975 VEI = 3
Notable Feature(s): Pyroclastic flows: 1892, 1949, 1954, 1972, 1975, Fire fountains, Strombolian activity: 1954, Lava flows: 1870, 1949, 1954
Notable Statistic: One of the most active volcanoes in the 20th Century.