Should the proposal find a broad measure of support from the Quaternary community, a submission will be made to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), via the SQS and the ICS, for formal ratification of this subdivision of the Holocene Series/Epoch. ABSTRACT: Taupo volcano in central North Island, New Zealand, is the most frequently active and productive rhyolite volcano on Earth.
Its latest explosive activity about 1800 years ago generated the spectacular Taupo eruption, the most violent eruption known in the world in the last 5000 years.
This date list reports on samples submitted by University of Waikato researchers and assayed in the Waikato laboratory mainly between 19.
Other dates on material submitted by individuals working in other organizations in New Zealand, and overseas, are to be reported later.