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White Island (Whakaari); Crater Lake reforming and an earthquake swarm. Overall the volcano remains quiet.

GeoNet monitoring teams visited White Island last week and found it quiet. Over the weekend a small earthquake swarm has occurred nearby. No changes in activity are apparent after the swarm.

Mar 19 2018 4:00 PM

Gita vs Alison, and the effects on the Kaikoura coast

As another ex-tropical cyclone, Hola, grazed the country this week, we look back a few weeks to one that trampled over the top of us, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita, and back even further to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alison, which hit 43 years ago this week

Mar 16 2018 2:30 PM

Krakatau out-booms Taupo Caldera to take the 2018 Volcano Cup

The noisy Krakatau won out with his big 1883 bang and continuous smouldering to grab Twitter’s Volcano Cup out of Taupo’s grasp early this morning.

Mar 3 2018 11:00 AM

The big moment (eruption) is here, Taupo goes into Volcano Cup final

We are erupting with excitement - Taupo has made it to Twitter's Volcano Cup final! Your vote today will really count.

Mar 2 2018 9:00 AM

Taupo Volcano moves on to the Semi Final in Twitter’s Volcano Cup 2018- we almost have a hand on the cup!

The competition is now global and there are plenty of international volcano nerds voting, so once again we need your help to get Taupo through to the final on Friday.

Feb 28 2018 7:30 AM

Taupo Volcano moves on to Quarter Final in Volcano Cup 2018

Taupo Volcano is up against the famous USA giant Mt St Helens in the Volcano Cup round and needs lots of support not to be eliminated!

Feb 24 2018 8:30 AM

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita – it's been a soggy, slip-filled week

The arrival of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita on home soil threw some harrowing weather conditions our way, with central parts of New Zealand being particularly hard hit.

Feb 23 2018 3:00 PM

2017 in review – and where is GeoNet heading in 2018?

We are thankful that 2017 was relatively uneventful. With no earth-bending earthquakes like the M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake we could focus on getting more of the fascinating science out to our followers and look at where GeoNet is heading in 2018.

Feb 21 2018 12:00 PM

Taupo Volcano gets to represent New Zealand in Volcano Cup 2018

Taupo was voted in to represent New Zealand in the preliminary VolcanoCup round and is today facing the world in ‘Round 1’ of the group eliminations.

Feb 17 2018 8:30 AM

50 years of trusty service ends for the DOME (DRZ) seismograph site

This month the Department of Conservation (DOC) will be removing the Dome Equipment Shed from Mt Ruapehu. This area has been the home to seismic sensors for over 50 years, recording the heartbeat of Ruapehu Volcano.

Feb 15 2018 10:00 AM