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White Island volcano
stratovolcano 321 m / 1,053 ft
New Zealand, -37.52°S / 177.18°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) 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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Latest news & updates from White Island

White Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION IN STEAM PLUME

Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 08:30
08:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of White Island volcano on 23 Nov 2020
Satellite image of White Island volcano on 23 Nov 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 08:20 UTC, 23/11/20 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201123/0820Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: WHITE ISLAND 241040
PSN: S3731 E17711
AREA: NEW ZEALAND
SUMMIT ELEV: 321M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/37
INFO SOURCE: WEBCAM, HIMAWARI 8 IMAGERY, GNS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: YELLOW
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION IN STEAM
PLUME
EST VA DTG: 23/0820Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL025 S3715 E17715 - S3745 E17730 - S3745
E17700 MOV S 05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/1420Z SFC/FL025 S3715 E17715 - S3745
E17730 - S3745 E17700
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/2020Z SFC/FL040 S3715 E17715 - S3745
E17730 - S3745 E17645
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 24/0220Z SFC/FL040 S3745 E17715 - S3745
E17645 - S3715 E17715
RMK: RECENT GAS MONITORING FLIGHTS CONFIRM PRESENCE OF ASH
IN STEAM PLUME. PLUME OBSERVED IN SATELLITE AND WEBCAM
IMAGERY, FORECAST HEIGHTS AND POLYGONS BASED ON MODEL DATA.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20201123/1420Z=

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