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Whakaari/White Island volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 March-5 April 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 20:08
20:08 PM | BY: VN
On 4 April GeoNet reported that the ash emissions at Whakaari/White Island had not been observed since late February 2022; gas temperatures had declined to below 300 degrees Celsius. As a result, the Volcanic Alert Level was lowered to 1 and the Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green.

Source: GeoNet
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2022. Report on Whakaari/White Island. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 30 March-5 April 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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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