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News and activity reports about Ruapehu volcano:
Wed, 17 Apr 2019, 22:10
The Ruapehu crater lake during winter. (image: GNS Science)
Another phase of increased crater lake temperatures has been recorded at the Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake) Mt Ruapehu in combination with moderate levels of volcanic tremor. ...plus
Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 15:23
Tremor spectrum and amplitude at Ruapehu volcano (GeoNet)
Volcanic tremor (which is normally present at the volcano) has increased a notch since mid October, but not enough to trigger a raise in alert status of the volcano (which remains at level 1). New Zealand's GNS Science issued a note but does not expect the volcano to erupt soon. ...plus
Fri, 9 Sep 2016, 23:02
Ruapehu's crater lake in August 2016 (image: Geonet)
After reaching record-low temperatures in August, the volcano's closely-monitored crater lake has started to heat up very quickly since 2 September, Geonet reported. ...plus
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:07
On 17 May GeoNet reported that the lake temperature of Ruapehu's summit Crater Lake had decreased from a high of 46 degrees Celsius to 39 degrees, with some of the decrease attributed to rain and snowfall. ...plus
Fri, 13 May 2016, 17:38
The alert level of the volcano was raised by a notch from 1 to Level 2 (moderate to heightened unrest) last Wednesday, Geonet informed in a special note. ...plus
Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 05:42
Seismic recording at Ruapehu volcano today (Far West station / Geonet)
An earthquake swarm has been occurring at the volcano since 26 April. ...plus
Wed, 13 May 2015, 11:05
Sun, 3 May 2015, 22:46
Intermittent moderate to strong volcanic tremor has been observed at the volcano during the past 2-3 weeks, GNS Science reported. The seismic activity is among the strongest observed in the past 8 years. ...plus
Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 20:00
The crater lake temperature has been increasing since early December 2014, rising from 15 to over 40 deg C. This is not seen as a sign that an eruption is to be expected in the near futures and the alert level remains at level 1, meaning minor unrest only. ...plus
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 18:48
Recent measurements by NZ scientists indicate that the volcano's crater lake is currently in a cooling trend. At 15 deg C, it has the lowest temperature recorded since April 2010. ...plus
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