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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VERY MINOR STEAM ERUPTIONS ONGOING, LAST OBS VIA WEBCAM 140530Z.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 05:45 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 05:36 UTC, 14/09/16 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160914/0536Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: WHITE ISLAND 241040
PSN: S3731 E17711
AREA: NEW ZEALAND
SUMMIT ELEV: 321M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/6
INFO SOURCE: WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VERY MINOR STEAM ERUPTIONS ONGOING, LAST
OBS VIA WEBCAM 140530Z.
EST VA DTG: 14/0526Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL020 S3730 E17745 - S3715 E17745 - S3730
E17715 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/1126Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/1726Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 14/2326Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Ash plume from White Island today seen on Nasa's Suomi NPP satellite
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
A small eruption occurred this morning from the volcano. Weak ash emissions were seen from the vent of the volcano's 2012 lava dome in the central crater; the alert level was raised from 1 (green) to 3 (orange). ... [more]
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Geonet's instruments inside White Island covered with ash from the eruption on 27 April 2016 (image: Geonet)
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
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. ... [more]
Seismic spectrum over the past 30 days (GeoNet)
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
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. ... [more]
Current webcam image of White Island (GeoNet)
Monday, Nov 04, 2013
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) [more]

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