Shane Cronin

Shane Cronin is Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Auckland.

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Opinion | Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was so violent, and what to expect next

When hot magma rapidly blasts out of the ground and meets cold water, this ‘fuel-coolant interaction’ can be akin to weapons-grade chemical explosions.

When hot magma rapidly blasts out of the ground and meets cold water, this ‘fuel-coolant interaction’ can be akin to weapons-grade chemical explosions.

18 Jan 2022 - 9:52AM
Explainer | New Zealand volcano: why White Island erupted with no warning

At least five people have been confirmed dead and that toll is expected to rise, following the eruption on Monday at the popular tourist site.

At least five people have been confirmed dead and that toll is expected to rise, following the eruption on Monday at the popular tourist site.

11 Dec 2019 - 5:04PM