Mount Egmont/Mount Taranaki and Cape Egmont Lighthouse

New Zealand - Mount Egmont and Lighthouse

Mount Egmont/Mount Taranaki and Cape Egmont Lighthouse

Mount Egmont/Mount Taranaki is an active but quiescent volcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island.  It has two official names under the alternative names polity of the New Zealand Geographic Board.
Cape Egmont Lighthouse:  Originally erected on Mana Island, it was moved to Cape Egmont in 1877.

Cape Egmont1865 (relocated to this site in 1881). Active; focal plane 33 m (109 ft); white flash every 8 s. 20 m (65 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is black. The original 1st order Fresnel lens, removed in 2000, is now displayed in a 2/3 replica of the lighthouse at Warea. Dave Young’s photo is at right, Mike Hollman has a fine 2009 photo, J.J. Brophy has a good photo, Mel Hodgkinson has another photo, Phillips has photos, and Bing has a satellite view. The Taranaki volcano stands behind the lighthouse in the Hollman and Brophy photos. Prefabricated in England by McLean, Simpson and Co., the lighthouse was first constructed on Mana Island near Wellington, but its light was confused with that of the Pencarrow Head Light. The tower was relocated to Cape Egmont in 1877, but was not activated there until 1881. A sibling of the Tiritiri Matangi Light, the lighthouse marks the southwesternmost point of North Island and the northwestern entrance to Cook Strait. Located at the end of Cape Road near Pungarehu. Site open, tower closed. Operator/site manager: Maritime New Zealand. ARLHS NZL-007; Admiralty K4088; NGA 4788. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Taal Volcano

Philippines - Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano

One of the smallest volcanoes in the world, located in the middle of Taal Lake.

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Mount Rainier

USA - Washington - Mt Rainier

Mount Rainier (Mt. Rainier)
— seen here from the Alta Vista Trail in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington — is by far thehighest of the Cascade volcanoes.  It is considered the most dangerous as well — as an active volcano, if it were to erupt, the results would be catastrophic.

Wudalianchi National Forest Park

China - Wadalianchi


Wudalianchi National Forest Park

14 volcanos and the terrain they carved

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Kilauea Volcano

USA - Hawaii - Kilauea Vo9lcano


Kilauea Volcano
is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

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Barrio Dolores Church

Our Lady of Sorrows Church

BarrioDolores Church

Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines

Destroyed by lahar during the Mt Pinatubo eruption

Kamchatka Volcano

Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Mt Unzen – Mt Fugen

Mt Unzen —- Mt Fugen

Volcanic Activity

For more information about these volcanoes and the Unzen-Amakusa National Park, read here and here

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