Everything we know about Taupo Volcano has come from studying the deposits of past eruptions, but our record of these deposits is incomplete. This information can raise awareness and understanding of our environment and of the natural events that shape the land, such as the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that have been a dominant influence at Taupo. Introduction This booklet is designed to inform you about the volcanic hazards of the Taupo area.Most of the deposits are covered by forest, farmland or towns and the area close to the past vents is deep under Lake Taupo.The six holidaymakers, who were each strapped to an instructor for a tandem skydive, bailed out followed by the pilot when the engine failed shortly after take-off, as the aircraft reached about 2,000ft. The drama unfolded above Lake Taupo, a popular tourist destination in the centre of the North Island, in full view of families and boaters at the height of the Southern Hemisphere summer holiday season.
"They have all been trained to deal with emergency situations and they've all dealt with this in the best possible way." He said the survival of everyone on board was "nothing short of a miracle".
Skydive Taupo said it had offered the holidaymakers caught up in the incident a free skydive and some would be back jumping from a different plane on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the wreckage of the bright pink plane was visible about 10ft below the lake surface as plans were being made to recover it.
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New zircon U–Th model-age and trace element datasets are presented from Taupo volcano (New Zealand), which are used to investigate the timescales and broad-scale magmatic processes involving zircon crystallization after the caldera-forming 25·4 ka Oruanui supereruption.