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Tongariro volcano (North Island, New Zealand) activity update

Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 07:21
07:21 AM | BY: T
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
Current seismic signal at Tongariro (WT station, GeoNet)
Weak earthquakes continue to occur under the volcano, but the general level of seismic activity has remained low.

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Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 09:51

Tongariro volcano (North Island, New Zealand) activity update

Tremor at Tongariro during the past 30 days (WT station, GeoNet)
Some small earthquakes have appeared again today, but generally, seismic activity has been showing a decreasing trend over the past weeks. ... Read all
Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 05:43

Tongariro volcano (New Zealand): unrest and volcanic gas emissions continue, alert level unchanged

Picture of Upper Te Maari Crater looking south west. The main Upper Te Maari Crater is in the centre with the main gas discharge area to the left (east) at the head of the prominent fissure running to the base of the picture. (GeoNet)
Tongariro's current status remains characterized by strong degassing from the Te Maari craters, the site of eruptions in August and November 2012. At present, seismic activity is low. This activity is likely to go on several years, but Tongariro could produce new eruptions with little or no precursors, New Zealand's GNS writes in its recent update: ... Read all
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Tongariro volcano
complex volcano 1978 m / 6,490 ft
North Island, New Zealand, -39.12°S / 175.65°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Tongariro volcano eruptions:
Eruptions outside Ngauruhoe, mainly on SSE flank (Red Crater): 6 Aug 2012, 1927 (?), 1926, 1896, 1890 (?), 1886, 1885±1, 1869, 1859, 1855, 1500 ± 50, 550 BC ± 200 years, 9350 BC (?), 9450 BC (?), 9650 BC (?), 9850 BC (?)
Eruptions from Ngauruhoe vent: 1975-77, 1972, 1968-69, 1962, 1958-59, 1956, 1948-54, 1939-40, 1937, 1934, 1931, 1924-28, 1917, 1913-14, 1909-10, 1904-07, 1897-98, 1892, 1883, 1881, 1878, 1875, 1869-70, 1862-64, 1857, 1844, 1841, 1839, 550 BC ± 200
Typical eruption style
explosive
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