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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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive (in historic time: frequent small phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions)
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White Island volcano (New Zealand): alert level lowered

Monday Nov 04, 2013 19:59 PM | BY: T

Current webcam image of White Island (GeoNet)
Current webcam image of White Island (GeoNet)
Tremor amplitude during the past 30 days (GeoNet)
Tremor amplitude during the past 30 days (GeoNet)
Current seismic signal (GeoNet)
Current seismic signal (GeoNet)
No further eruptive activity has occurred since the moderate eruption on the evening of 11 October 2013. Seismic activity and gas flux from the volcano have been at a low level since the eruption. The Aviation Colour Code has been lowered from Yellow to Green. (GeoNet)
Previous news
Comparison of the eruption site in White Island before (l) and after the eruption on Friday evening(r)
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
A moderate explosive eruption occurred at around 20:09pm NZDT last Friday, GeoNet writes. "The eruption lasted about 1 minute based on data from acoustic and seismic sensors, and was confirmed by subsequent analysis of web camera images during daylight hours." The Volcanic Alert Level was raised to Level 2 and the Aviation Colour Code to Orange. ... [more]
Tremor amplitude during the past 30 days (GeoNet)
Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013
A small steam and mud eruption occurred yesterday, following the small energetic steam venting on 4 Oct and another increase in seismic activity during 7 Oct. Since then, seismic activity has decreased again. ... [more]
View of active vent area from the summit on 4 October 2013. Note how the active vent area in the centre has moved to the left and the pinky-red landslide debris in the foreground. (GeoNet)
Monday, Oct 07, 2013
The latest report of GNS/GeoNet comments on the recently increased tremor amplitude and mentions that a small steam eruption occurred on 4 October, but does not think a larger eruption is on its way. ... [more]
Steaming from White Island's crater
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
Seismic activity has been steadily rising over the past week. This could (but not necessarily will) be a precursor for another episode of phreatic or hydrothermal explosions. [more]
Phreatic explosion at White Island this morning (GeoNet webcam)
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
A small phreatic or hydrothermal eruption occurred at in the active crater earlier today (10:23 on Tuesday 20 August 2013 NZ local time). The explosion lasted for about 10 minutes and produced a steam plume mixed with small amounts of ash that rose about 4 km a.s.l. ... [more]

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