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Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts again

Mount Tongariro, a volcano situated on New Zealand’s North Island, erupted for the second time this year.

Where exactly is Mount Tongariro?

  • Mount Tongariro is a compound volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of the North Island of New Zealand.
  • Located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the southwest of Lake Taupo, and is the northernmost of the three active volcanoes that dominate the landscape of the central North Island.

What is Taupo Volcanic Zone?

  • The Taupo Volcanic Zone is a highly active volcanic V shaped area in the North Island of New Zealand that is spreading east -west at the rate of about 8mm per year.
  • Named after Lake Taupo, the flooded caldera of the largest volcano in the zone.

The following Volcanic Centers belong to the Taupo Volcanic Zone:

  • Rotorua
  • Okataina
  • Maroa
  • Taupo
  • Tongariro
  • Mangakino

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21st ASEAN summit ended in Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh

The 21st ASEAN summit concluded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The summit was presided over by the PM of Cambodia, Hun Sen, as the Chairperson of the summit. The summit was centered on things like progress of the implementation of ASEAN Charter and Roadmap for an ASEAN community.

ASEAN Head of States appointed Le Luong Minh as the ASEAN’s upcoming Secretary General for the next 5 years. The nomination followed alphabetical rotation policy.

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