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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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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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Latest news & updates from White Island

White Island (New Zealand): no recent changes of the new lava dome

Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
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
Fri, 14 Dec 2012, 11:05
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. ... read all
Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 10:59
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)
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. ... read all
Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 08:21
Seismic recording from White Island (GeoNet)
No significant changes have occurred at White Island over the past months. ... read all
Wed, 12 Sep 2012, 12:05
Spectrogram of current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Seismic activity at White Island remains slightly elevated. A weak tremor signal can occasionally be seen on the spectrogram. ... read all
Sun, 9 Sep 2012, 10:05
Spectrogram of current seismic signal from White Island (GeoNet)
Some elevated seismic activity and weak pulses of tremor are still occurring at White Island, but there have not been any recent ash emissions. ... read all

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