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Whakaari/White Island volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 June-28 June 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Thu, 23 Jun 2022, 10:00
10:00 AM | BY: VN
On 28 June GeoNet reported that activity at Whakaari/White Island had remained at a low level. Observations during an overflight the week before showed that fumaroles active on the crater floor did not contain ash. Gas emission rates had decreased compared to the last observations from mid-May, and the temperature of fumarolic emissions was low at 170 degrees Celsius on 22 June.
Visual observations and data collected during the flight, coupled with data from automatically collected monitoring instruments, indicated almost no changes at the volcano in the previous few weeks. 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 15 June-21 June 2022. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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)

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. ... Read all
Mon, 9 May 2022, 16:10

White Island volcano (New Zealand): low-level unrest continues, alert status stays at 1

Passive emissions of steam and gas (image: GeoNet)
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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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