Tarawera Mountain

Tarawera Mountain (täˌräwârˈə) [key], volcanic peak, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) high, on the North Island, New Zealand, in Rotorua. Its eruption in 1886 destroyed villages and unique silica terraces, transformed local terrain, and temporarily drained Lake Rotomahana.

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