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White Island volcano
stratovolcano 321 m / 1,053 ft
New Zealand, -37.52°S / 177.18°E
Current status: restless (2 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 (New Zealand): ash plume today

Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 08:15
08:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
Aerial view of an ash plume from White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
Aerial view of an ash plume from White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
Ash particles deposited on the webcam image of White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
Ash particles deposited on the webcam image of White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
An ash plume from White Island volcano extending to the NE of the volcano (image: VolcanoDiscovery)
An ash plume from White Island volcano extending to the NE of the volcano (image: VolcanoDiscovery)
GeoNet reported that a gas flight observation today confirmed an ash plume containing dark particles as can be seen in the webcam image.
Plume of ash rose to an altitude of 6,000 ft (1,800 m) and drifted east.
There are currently no indications of an eruption and Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.
Source: GeoNet New Zealand volcano activity update 12 November 2020
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
 

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