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White Island volcano
stratovolcano 321 m / 1,053 ft
New Zealand, -37.52°S / 177.18°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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2019, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2001, 1998-2000, 1998, 1995, 1986-94, 1983-84, 1976-82, 1974, 1971, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968-69, 1966-67, 1962, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1955, 1947, 1933, 1930, 1928, 1926, 1924, 1922, 1909, 1908 (?), 1886?,1886, 1885 (?), 1885, 1856 (?), 1836, 1826
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Explosive (in historic time: frequent small phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions)
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White Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: GNS CONFIRM NO ERUPTION BUT ASH IS PRESENT WITHIN STEAM PLUME to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 02:00
02:00 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of White Island volcano on 12 Nov 2020
Satellite image of White Island volcano on 12 Nov 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVPS01 at 01:45 UTC, 12/11/20 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201112/0145Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: WHITE ISLAND 241040
PSN: S3731 E17711
AREA: NEW ZEALAND
SUMMIT ELEV: 321M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: GNS VONA, PILOT REPORT, SAT.
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: YELLOW
ERUPTION DETAILS: GNS CONFIRM NO ERUPTION BUT ASH IS PRESENT
WITHIN STEAM PLUME
OBS VA DTG: 12/0145Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 S3730 E17700 - S3615 E17815 - S3715
E17815 - S3745 E17715 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 12/0745Z SFC/FL060 S3730 E17700 - S3615
E17800 - S3700 E17815 - S3745 E17715
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 12/1345Z SFC/FL060 S3730 E17700 - S3630
E17730 - S3700 E17800 - S3745 E17715
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 12/1945Z NO VA EXP
RMK: PRESENCE OF ASH BELOW 3200FT WITHIN 6KM OF VOLCANO
CONFIRMED BY GNS GAS FLIGHT
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201112/0745Z=


Previous news
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 06:47
Gas emissions from White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
GeoNet reported that volcanologists did a three gas flight observations and one observation flight over the last 6 weeks. ... read all
Thu, 30 Jul 2020, 10:53
Since the last update, minor volcanic unrest continues at /White Island volcano. GNS scientists measured temperatures in the active vent (540°C) and found that these temperatures were lower than the temperatures measured in February (740°C). This is evidence that the active vent is slowly cooling. ... read all
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 11:10
GeoNet’s latest volcanic alert bulletin has changed the Aviation Colour Code to Green for Whakaari/White Island. This is a result of a “continuously decreasing level of volcanic activity”. This change in Aviation Colour Code comes a week after the Volcanic Alert Level was dropped to level 1 ... read all
Tue, 16 Jun 2020, 08:36
Glow visible at night from White Island volcano (image: GeoNet)
Observations and monitoring data over the last few months indicate that Whakaari/White Island has been progressing on a gradual trend back to lower levels of unrest that are typical of the long-term behaviour of this volcano. ... read all
Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 08:50
Gas emissions from White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
GeoNet volcanologists did a flight observations and aerial-based measurements over Whakaari/White Island in the past week. The observation flight showed continued high heat flow in the crater, while other activity largely remains within the range observed over the past few months. ... read all
 

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