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Updated: Sep 27, 2021 02:54 GMT

White Island volcano (New Zealand): ash emissions continue at reduced levels, night-time glow continues

Tue, 7 Sep 2021, 04:23
04:23 AM | BY: MARTIN
Steam emissions continue from the vent at the volcano (image: GeoNet)
Steam emissions continue from the vent at the volcano (image: GeoNet)
Continuing ash emissions observed at the volcano on the last week, have now decreased as published by the GeoNet New Zealand.
The constant glow is visible from the summit crater at night indicating high-temperature gas emissions.
Satellite based ground deformation measurements continue to show a broad region of subsidence around the active vents. This may be attributed to the release of pressurised gas at depth which has fed the recently observed plumes. It is likely that weak wall fragments fall into the gas stream through the active vents, leading to the reported ash emissions.
Volcanic Alert Level remains at level 2 and the Aviation Colour Code remains at Yellow.
Source: GeoNet New Zealand volcano activity update 6 September 2021

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Fri, 3 Sep 2021, 03:00
Ash emissions from White Island volcano as visible in the webcam screenshot (image: GeoNet)
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