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White Island volcano (New Zealand) activity update: weak steam and ash emissions
Friday Aug 10, 2012 08:51 AM | DOOR: T
Overnight activity at White Island has remained at similar levels to yesterday. Volcanic tremor remains at low levels and a weak ash and steam plume is being emitted, GeoNet reports in its latest bulletin.
The ash plume is fluctuating and reaches only a few 100 m height. GeoNet confirms that there was NO lightning from the ash plume of White Island as reported elsewhere.
Thursday, Aug 09, 2012
Small ash emissions continue at White Island volcano. GSN scientists made a visit to the island early today and confirmed that the volcano was in eruption and producing a small plume of ash from the vent in Crater Lake. This is the first ash since February 2001. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
A new eruption has started from White Island volcano early today. An ash plume is rising to 4-6000 ft (1.3-1.8 km) altitude. The eruption consists of ash venting from a new cone that is beeing built in the Crater Lake, and followed a sharp DECREASE in tremor. ... [meer...]
Monday, Aug 06, 2012
White Island volcano has erupted like its web cam captured. Visitors are warned that further and stronger eruptions are possible. The (hydrothermal?) eruptions occour without warning and also the alert level has changed to 2 because of the experiencing signs of elevated unrest above known background levels. There was no ash eruption yet. The alert level has also changed from one to two due to "minor eruptive activity". It follows a code change last week when scientists discovered water levels in Crater Lake rose by about 3m to 5m overnight and the number of tremors had increased. There was a particularly stronger seismic episode recorded Sunday morning, ending in a volcanic earthquake at 4.54am that day. "It's told that it is now at similar levels to before the weekend." ... [meer...]
Friday, Aug 03, 2012
White Island volcano has been showing increased activity recently: ... [meer...]