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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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Wed, 1 Sep 2021, 06:00

Whakaari/White Island volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 1 September-7 September 2021 (New Activity / Unrest)

GeoNet reported that beginning at 0630 on 2 September minor ash emissions from the active vent at Whakaari/White Island were visible in webcam images. The emissions were observed in satellite images drifting SW and reaching the Bay of Plenty coastline. GeoNet noted that short episodes of minor ash emissions had been recorded during the previous few weeks, though none were as sustained as the 2 September episode. ... Read all
Tue, 24 Aug 2021, 05:05

White Island volcano (New Zealand): minor short-lived ash emissions

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