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Ruapehu volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 November-20 November 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 14 Nov 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
GeoNet reported that measurements at Ruapehu during the previous few weeks indicated that the likelihood of an eruption had increased. Scientists were concerned that increased heat at depth beneath the crater indicated a partialyl blocked vent and the potential for an eruption due to increased pressure. On 16 November the Volcanic Alert Level remained at 1 (signs of volcano unrest) and the Aviation Colour Code was raised to Yellow.

Source: GeoNet
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Ruapehu. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14 November-20 November 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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