world's most recent supereruption, of Taupo Volcano, New Zealand
The Oruanui eruption was a large volcanic eruption that happened 26,500 years ago at the Taupo Volcano in New Zealand. This eruption measured an 8 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. This is the Earth's most recent super-eruption.
A large eruption column during the Oruanui eruption as it may have appeared from space
|Date||About 26,500 BC|
|Location||North Island, New Zealand|