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Whakaari/White Island volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 4 May-10 May 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Thu, 12 May 2022, 05:38
05:38 AM | BY: VN
On 9 May GeoNet reported that activity at Whakaari/White Island remained at a low level based on observations and data collected during an overflight conducted on 27 April. Gas-and-steam emission temperatures were up to 111 degrees Celsius, down from 16 March highs of 288 degrees Celsius. Geysering activity at one of the water-saturated vents was observed.
Satellite data indicated minor uplift in the active vent area. Seismicity was low. The Volcanic Alert Level remained at 1 and the Aviation Color Code remained at 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 4 May-10 May 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Mon, 9 May 2022, 16:10
Passive emissions of steam and gas (image: GeoNet)
On 27 April, the GeoNet volcanologists did a monitoring flight over the volcano to confirm continuing low-level volcanic unrest. ... Read all
Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 20:08
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. ... Read all
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