Tarawera Mountain tä˝räwâr´ə [key], volcanic peak, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) high, on the North Island, New Zealand, in Rotorua . Its eruption in 1886 destroyed villages and the unique silica Pink and White terraces (remnants lie under Lake Rotomahana), transformed local terrain, and temporarily drained the lake.
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