'Mount Doom' Neighbor Erupts

New Zealand's Mount Tongariro blows its top

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 21, 2012 6:08 AM CST

(Newser) – Mount Tongariro, a neighbor of the New Zealand volcano used as "Mount Doom" in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, erupted today, the Australian reports. No significant damage was reported, and dozens of hikers—including schoolchildren—who were on trails near the mountain's...   Read full story »


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