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Ruapehu volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 September-13 September 2016 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 7 Sep 2016, 06:00 06:00 AM | BY: VN
On 7 September GeoNet reported that the temperature of Ruapehu's summit Crater Lake had been declining, cooling to 12 ºC on 15 August which was the lowest temperature since the 1995/1996 eruptions, but had recently started to rapidly heat. The temperature began to slowly and variably rise in late August; however, by 2 September a rising trend was apparent. On 4 September tremor levels also increased, and remained elevated.
The Volcanic Alert Level remained at 1 (minor volcanic unrest) and the Aviation Colour Code remained at Green.

Source: GeoNet
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2016. Report on Ruapehu. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 7 September-13 September 2016. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Ruapehu volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
Ruapehu volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
Ruapehu volcano
Stratovolcano 2797 m / 9,176 ft
North Island (New Zealand), -39.28°S / 175.57°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Ruapehu volcano eruptions:

Typical eruption style
Mildly explosive, formation of lahars
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