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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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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 volcano (New Zealand): activity decreases

Monday Aug 05, 2013 11:17 AM | BY: T

Activity in the main crater has decreased and the Aviation Colour Code has been lowered to Green.
GeoNet reports: "The bursts of steam, gas and mud clearly seen last week are no longer visible through the volcano cameras. Volcanic tremor that was high at the end of last week has now decreased to near-background levels.
The potential for larger, more explosive eruptions that might impact on visitors to the island is always present. Any larger eruptions may occur with no warning to any visitors to the island.
The ultimate outcome of the current activity at White Island remains unclear and GNS Science continues to closely monitor White Island."
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Previous news
Seismic signal from White Island on 28 July (GeoNet)
Monday, Jul 29, 2013
The seismic crisis ended on 28 July with no eruption. Degassing remains elevated and incandescence is still visible from the dome in the crater. [more]
Current seismic recording from White Island (GeoNet)
Friday, Jul 26, 2013
Following increased tremor including numerous earthquakes, and increased gas-steam emissions from the crater lake, the alert level of the volcano was raised to yellow again. ... [more]
Friday, Jul 26, 2013
GNS Science says that minor activity has become re-established at White Island over the last 24 hours. The Volcano Alert Level remains at Level 1 and Aviation Colour Code has been raised to Yellow. ... [more]
Current seismic recording from White Island (GeoNet)
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013
The "drumbeat" earthquake activity, which could be caused by pulsating steam and gas emissions from a narrow conduit continues. Over the past days, the intensity of seismic activity has risen, but dropped again a bit at the moment. [more]
Current seismic recording from White Island (GeoNet)
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013
GeoNet issued a new bulletin about unusual seismic activity at White Island, but mentions that there is no current eruption: ... [more]

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