Taupo Volcano moves on to Quarter Final in Volcano Cup 2018

Published: Sat Feb 24 2018 8:30 AM

Taupo Volcano is up against the famous USA giant Mt St Helens in the Volcano Cup round and needs lots of support not to be eliminated!

If you have enjoyed following the volcano-geekery on Twitter this last three weeks, you’ll know that Taupo Volcano has made the Quarter Final. This round we are up against a big player Mt St Helens from the USA, who scored a few more points than Taupo in getting the Quarter Final. So we need to crowd source a lot of votes to beat off the USA challenge. Just to remind you how it works: To vote, find @janinekrippner, a Kiwi volcanologist in the States who is running the #VolcanoCup on Twitter, and there you will find a poll where you can cast your vote for Taupo. There has been some confusion with the tournament running under the #VolcanoCup hashtag, but voting being via a personal account. Please re-tweet any tweets you see for Taupo Volcano or Taupo Caldera.

Time to vote in the #VolcanoCup

Time to vote in the #VolcanoCup

#VolcanoCup draw for the Quarter Finals

#VolcanoCup draw for the Quarter Finals

While Taupo Volcano is certainly more than capable of footing it on the world stage - the producer of some of the largest eruptions on Earth - she needs your help today to get through the Quarter Final. Although the #VolcanoCup hashtag has been producing lots of nifty volcano facts, the battle is now global and there are numerous international volcano nerds and volcanologists out there playing. The mediahas also picked up on it here in New Zealand.

So it’s time to sharpen up your Twitter skills, find @janinekerrippner to vote and follow the hashtag #VolcanoCup to learn cool stuff about volcanoes, and do New Zealand proud. Taupo Caldera thanks you for your support!

Taupo Caldera, note the solitary lava dome

Taupo Caldera, note the solitary lava dome