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White Island volcano
stratovolcano 321 m / 1,053 ft
New Zealand, -37.52°S / 177.18°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
White Island webcams / live data | Reports
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

Incandescence observed at White Island webcam

Sun, 23 Dec 2012, 12:05
There have been a few observations of incandescence on the White Island crater floor webcam (thanks to those on VolcanoCafe for updates).

The first observation was seen on 22 December, a few more comments reveal that incandescence was seen on 23 December, although more strongly.

The Alert Level is kept at 2.
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Previous news
Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
Current seismic signal from White Island (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. ... read all
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

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