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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)
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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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White Island volcano (New Zealand) activity update

Friday Dec 14, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Spectrogram of current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Spectrogram of current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Continuous volcanic tremor continues within the volcano. No news about whether the observed new lava dome has changed have become available.
Previous news
A close up view of the dome. The dome is made of thick, relatively cool and congealed lava and has prominent spines. The dome is about 20 – 30 metres across. In the foregrouond is a small, cold lake. (image: GNS)
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
GNS Science volcanologists have discovered a spiny lava dome at White Island volcano in an existing small crater formed as a result of the recent eruptions in August. ... [more]
Seismic recording from White Island (GeoNet)
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
No significant changes have occurred at White Island over the past months. ... [more]
Spectrogram of current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
Seismic activity at White Island remains slightly elevated. A weak tremor signal can occasionally be seen on the spectrogram. [more]
Spectrogram of current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Sunday, Sep 09, 2012
Some elevated seismic activity and weak pulses of tremor are still occurring at White Island, but there have not been any recent ash emissions. [more]
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
Activity has further decreased. Volcanic and seismic activity have remained low and only a minor steam plume is visible with no apparent ash. [more]

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