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White Island volcano (New Zealand) activity update: moderate volcanic unrest continues
Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 09:1809:18 AM | BY: MARTIN
GeoNet recorded deep earthquake with magnitude M 5.9 that occurred beneath eastern Bay of Plenty on Sunday 24 November. There has been no change in activity at the volcano after this event.
Gas emissions from White Island volcano today (image: GeoNet)
Gas emissions continue to be high to moderate in the last week since 18 November and volcanic tremor remains at moderate levels. There have been few earthquakes near the island.
The crater lake level has not changed for the last week, and gas-driven fountaining activity continues to be observed around the active vents on the west side of the crater floor. This fountaining is regularly throwing mud a few metres into the air at the vent but at current levels does not pose a hazard to visitors.
Overall, the monitored parameters continue to be in the expected range for moderate volcanic unrest and associated hazards. The monitoring observations are similar to those seen in the more active 2011—2016 period and suggest that Whakaari/White Island may be entering a period where eruptive activity is more likely than normal.
Source: GeoNet New Zealand volcano activity update 25 November 2019
Tue, 19 Nov 2019, 10:12
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