Ring of Fire

A flight over the White Island volcano in the Bay of Plenty shows the activity of its crater, which expels gases and steam. Mount Gisborn is a 320 m high and 800°C hot lava dome that grows in the center of the volcano. White Island is the summit of a much larger submarine volcano that is located 48 km (30 mi) offshore and that rises about 1600 m (5249 ft) above the sea floor.

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