Taupo

Volcano number:241070
Region:New Zealand to Fiji
Country:New Zealand
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR, GPS - campaign, Levelling, EDM
Duration of observation:1996 - 2005; continuous?
Inferred cause of deformation:Hydrothermal
Characteristics of deformation:

Hole et al. (2007) present InSAR data spanning 1996 to 2005 and detect deformation within five of the heavily utilised geothermal fields of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. “Subsidence signals were identified at the Ohaaki geothermal field from 1999–2004, and at Wairakei–Tauhara from 1996–2005, where our measurements compare well with coeval levelling data across the wider deformation field. Subsidence was also measured at Rotorua from 1996–2000”.

GNS conducts permanent volcanic monitoring and surveillance at all active and potentially active volcanoes in New Zealand.

Reference:Hole, J. K., C. J. Bromley, N. F. Stevens, and G. Wadge (2007), Subsidence in the geothermal fields of the Taupo volcanic zone, New Zealand from 1996 to 2005 measured by InSAR, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 166, 125-146, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.07.013.
Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=241070
Location:176, -38.82

View of Taupo volcano. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program