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Mass of volcanic rocks off New Zealand coast

Posted on Saturday, 11 August, 2012 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: jugoso


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A large number of small volcanic rocks have covered an area the size of Belgium northeast of Auckland.

The unusual phenomenon is comprised of lightweight pumice rocks the size of golf balls, most likely expelled from an underwater volcano in the region. Resembling an ice shelf to the untrained eye, the rocks appear white under a spotlight and cover an area of 10,000 square miles.

Naval Lt. Tim Oscar who was on board a ship carrying scientists to investigate the spectacle declared that it was the "weirdest thing" he'd ever seen during his 18 years at sea.

"The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) northeast of Auckland."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Professor Buzzkill on 11 August, 2012, 7:42
I'm getting a bit nervous at the moment being from Auckland, a known volcanic field, between three other volcanic fields surrounding us all erupting this week.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Arbenol68 on 11 August, 2012, 8:32
I'm getting a bit nervous at the moment being from Auckland, a known volcanic field, between three other volcanic fields surrounding us all erupting this week. White Island and Tongariro are subduction zone volcanos, whilst geologists believe the Auckland field is due to a hotspot. They're probably not related in all likelihood. Having said that, I'd love to see an eruption here. I should probably be careful what I wish for.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Coffey on 11 August, 2012, 11:41
When I read the title there was a small part of me that actually thought of this: LOL I'll keep dreaming.
Comment icon #4 Posted by ShadowSot on 11 August, 2012, 12:29
Had me thinking of this: Ash Covered Lake


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