Age of the Auckland Volcanic Field: a review of existing data

  title={Age of the Auckland Volcanic Field: a review of existing data},
  author={Jan M. Lindsay and G. Leonard and Elaine R. Smid and Bruce W. Hayward},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics},
  pages={379 - 401}
Determining magnitude–frequency relationships, a critical first step in assessing volcanic hazard, has been hampered in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) by the difficulty in dating past eruptions from the field's c. 50 centres. We assessed 186 age determinations from 27 centres for reliability and consistency. Results indicate that only three centres (Rangitoto 0.6 ka; Mt Wellington 10 ka; Three Kings 28.5 ka) are reliably and accurately dated. Eight are reasonably reliably dated within a… 
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