Wed, August 08, 2012
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NZ volcano erupts after 100 years dormant

2012-08-07 07:18:50 GMT2012-08-07 15:18:50(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A pair of glasses are covered in ash after Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in over 100 years on August 7, 2012 in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. (Photo/Getty Images)

A motorist is surrounded by a cloud of ash on state highway one after Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in over 100 years on August 7, 2012 in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. (Photo/Getty Images)

Plants and rocks are covered in ash after Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in over 100 years on August 7, 2012 in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. (Photo/Getty Images)

Josh Martin, 14, and mother Karen Martin pose while cleaning up a friends' property after Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in over 100 years on August 7, 2012 in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. (Photo/Getty Images)

Dr Jon Procter from Massey University collects an ash sample after Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in over 100 years on August 7, 2012 in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.(Photo/Getty Images)

In this September 28, 2011 image, the volcanic peaks of Mounts Tongariro, Ngarruhoe and Ruapehu rise over the shores of Lake Taupo. (Photo/Retuers)

team spills from Mt Tongariro after the mountain erupted for the first time in over 100 years on August 8, 2012 in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. (Photo/Getty Images)

A New Zealand volcano dormant for more than a century has spewed boulders and spread an ash cloud over the center of the country, disrupting air traffic but causing no other damage or injuries.

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