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White Island volcano (New Zealand): continuing ash emissions

Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 03:00
03:00 AM | BY: MARTIN
Ash emissions from White Island volcano as visible in the webcam screenshot (image: GeoNet)
Ash emissions from White Island volcano as visible in the webcam screenshot (image: GeoNet)
Ash emissions from White Island volcano as visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Ash emissions from White Island volcano as visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The GeoNet New Zealand reported that minor ash emissions have been observed by surveillance cameras starting around 06:50 local time this morning.
The activity is characterized by "only" venting of small to moderate ash from the active vent area. A satellite image from today shows an ash plume that reached the Bay of Plenty area.
The seismic activity including volcanic-tectonic tremor continues at low levels.
The constant glow is visible from the summit crater at night suggesting rise of magma with temperature of about 500-600°C.
The venting phase follows short-lived ash emission episodes over the past few weeks at the volcano.
Volcanic Alert Level remains at level 2 and the Aviation Colour Code remains at Yellow.
Source: GeoNet New Zealand volcano activity update 2 September 2021

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Tue, 24 Aug 2021, 05:05
Gas and steam plume from White Island volcano today as seen from Whakatane (image: GeoNet)
The GeoNet New Zealand reported that minor ash emissions occurred from the active vent area at 07:40 local time yesterday. ... Read all
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