News and activity reports about Ruapehu volcano:

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 22:04 GMT

Ruapehu volcano (North Island, New Zealand) activity update: new seismic unrest recorded

Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 09:30
09:30 AM | BY: MARTIN
Ruapehu volcano today (image: Geonet)
Ruapehu volcano today (image: Geonet)
GeoNet reported that the activity of volcanic tremor continues at low levels. Measurements of the volcano's Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) temperature, and chemistry remained consistent in combination with seismic unrest.
Regular gas flights and lake sampling are also undertaken as weather permits.
Since the last measurements lake temperatures have cycled around 22°C-28°C. For the last 10 years temperatures of the summit crater lake have cycled around 25°C.
Mt Ruapehu is still a very active volcano with the potential of little or no warning.
Both the Volcanic Alert Level (level 1) and Aviation Code (Green) remain unchanged.
Source: GeoNet New Zealand volcano activity update 15 January 2020

Previous news

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. ... Read all
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