Tongariro, a volcano in the central zone of the North island in New Zealand, woke up the night of the 5 August, throwing rocks and ashes after lying dormant for more than 100 years.
During the next day, a big cloud covered the area, forcing airports at Palmerston North, Napier, Taupo and Rotorua to close the air traffic.
Besides, main roads were also shut, including the Desert Road, a stretch of the highway that links the capital Wellington with Auckland, the country's biggest cit...
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