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White Island volcano
stratovolcano 321 m / 1,053 ft
New Zealand, -37.52°S / 177.18°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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White Island volcano eruptions:
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
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Explosive (in historic time: frequent small phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions)
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White Island (New Zealand): no recent changes of the new lava dome

Thursday Dec 20, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Spectrogram of last 30 days seismicity from White Island showing weak continuous and slowly increasing tremor (GeoNet)
GNS Science volcanologists found no evidence that the new lava dome at White Island in a Aug 2012 eruption crater crater has grown or changed during the past 10 days when they became aware of it.
Temperatures of the dome were measured to be a maximum of 187 deg C. The water in the hot lake to the south at least 71 C and upwelling strongly, and the cool lake on the north side of the dome was only 35 C.
Seismically, a constant tremor signal continues to be visible and there a slightly rising tendency during the past weeks can be noted.
Previous news
Current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Friday, Dec 14, 2012
Continuous volcanic tremor continues within the volcano. No news about whether the observed new lava dome has changed have become available. [more]
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]
 

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