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Ruapehu volcano (New Zealand): steam plume above crater lake

Tue, 3 May 2022, 23:32
23:32 PM | BY: LEANDRA
Steam plume from north of Ruapehu. Photo Credit: GeoNet.
Steam plume from north of Ruapehu. Photo Credit: GeoNet.
On May 3rd, 2022, a steam plume was visible above Mt Ruapehu's Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe).

The first sign of the plume occurred at ~09:45 am and it ascended slowly to ~1 to 1.5 km above the summit area.

The plume remained visible until around 10.30 am.

Previous news

Fri, 29 Apr 2022, 07:03
On 26 April GeoNet reported that elevated unrest at Ruapehu had been ongoing for the past five weeks, characterized by lake water heating, volcanic gas output, and strong volcanic tremor. Tremor levels fluctuated the past week but represented a record for the longest and strongest tremor episode ever recorded at the volcano. The lake water temperature remained at 37 degrees Celsius, indicating a substantial amount of heat from magma at a shallow depth (0.5-2 km), though water chemistry showed no change based on sampling during 31 March-15 April. ... Read all
Tue, 26 Apr 2022, 05:01
Ruapehu volcano this afternoon (image: GNS)
The elevated volcanic tremor remains in progress over the past five weeks and to recognize as the longest-lived tremor over the past 20 years. ... Read all
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