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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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White Island volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: UNKNOWN OBS VA DTG: 13/0057Z

Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 01:30
01:30 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 01:28 UTC, 13/09/16 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160913/0128Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: WHITE ISLAND 241040
PSN: S3731 E17711
AREA: NEW ZEALAND
SUMMIT ELEV: 321M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/1
INFO SOURCE: GNS, WEBCAM, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: UNKNOWN
OBS VA DTG: 13/0057Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL020 S3730 E17715 - S3730 E17900 - S3715
E17900 - S3730 E17715 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/0657Z SFC/FL020 S3730 E17915 - S3715
E17915 - S3730 E17715
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 13/1257Z SFC/FL020 S3715 E17915 - S3700
E17915 - S3730 E17715
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 13/1857Z NO VA EXP
RMK: REPORT FROM GNS SCIENCE OF MINOR ERUPTION OF VA TO
2000FT, CONFIRMED ON WEBCAM AND ASH CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE ON
HIMAWARI SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20160913/0728Z


Previous news
Thu, 28 Apr 2016, 12:05
Geonet's instruments inside White Island covered with ash from the eruption on 27 April 2016 (image: Geonet)
A small phreatic explosion occurred inside the main crater of the volcano on the evening of 27 April around 21:50 local time, Geonet reported. The volcanic alert level was raised to 3 and aviation color code to Orange. ... read all
Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 10:41
Seismic spectrum over the past 30 days (GeoNet)
A swarm of small earthquakes was detected on Thursday near White Island, New Zealand scientists monitoring the volcano reported. The largest event is magnitude 3.3 and was located within 5km of the island. ... read all
Mon, 4 Nov 2013, 19:59
Current webcam image of White Island (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) ... read all
Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 10:29
Comparison of the eruption site in White Island before (l) and after the eruption on Friday evening(r)
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. ... read all
Wed, 9 Oct 2013, 17:13
Tremor amplitude during the past 30 days (GeoNet)
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. ... read all
 

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