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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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White Island volcano eruptions:
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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive (in historic time: frequent small phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions)
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White Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LOW LEVEL VOLCANIC ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG: 20/0312Z to 2500 ft (800 m)

Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 03:30
03:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of White Island volcano on 20 Nov 2020
Satellite image of White Island volcano on 20 Nov 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 2500 ft (800 m) altitude or flight level 025 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVPS01 at 03:12 UTC, 20/11/20 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201120/0312Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: WHITE ISLAND 241040
PSN: S3731 E17711
AREA: NEW ZEALAND
SUMMIT ELEV: 321M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/22
INFO SOURCE: WEBCAM, HIMAWARI 8 SAT IMAGE
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: YELLOW
ERUPTION DETAILS: LOW LEVEL VOLCANIC ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 20/0312Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL025 S3745 E17700 - S3645 E17715 - S3730
E17745 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 20/0912Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 20/1512Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 20/2112Z NOT AVBL
RMK: MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SHORTLY
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201120/0912Z=

Previous news
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 21:12
Continuing gas emissions with small ash content at White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
The activity of the volcano remains at elevated levels. ... read all
Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 08:46
Aerial view of White Island volcano with an ash and gas plume (image: @nzherald/twitter)
GeoNet reported that an observations during the gas flight confirmed the presence of fine ash material in the plume. The fine particles originate from the main steam vent at the back of the crater lake. Initial analyses of the ash particles suggest that it is loose material from around the vent or underlying conduit being carried by the steam and gas emission. ... read all
 

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