Part of New Zealand's submerged 'Pink Terraces' found

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Part of New Zealand's submerged 'Pink Terraces' found

Post by Lurker on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:45 pm

They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand’s Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system. But the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried the terraces in sediment and caused the lake basin to enlarge, engulfing the land where the terraces stood. For more than a century, people have speculated whether any part of the Pink and White Terraces survived the eruption.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-zealand-submerged-pink-terraces.html

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Those must have been a fantastic sight Smile
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Re: Part of New Zealand's submerged 'Pink Terraces' found

Post by MissHidalgo on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:52 pm

Wow nice find Lurker flower
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