Taranaki Region, New Zealand's North Island

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand's North Island

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station recorded this nearly vertical image of the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island on May 31, 2014.

Just above left center in the frame is Mount Egmont, an 8,261-ft. high (2,518 meters) volcano which last erupted in 1860, according to NASA scientists studying the space station imagery.

ISS040-E-006163 (31 May 2014) - Larger image

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