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Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Ash emission continues at Whakaari/White Island. Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2.

Observations made yesterday confirm that Whakaari/White Island continues to emit volcanic ash with the steam and gas plume. The amounts of CO2 and SO2 gas have decreased. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2.

Last week

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Minor ash emission at Whakaari/White Island. Volcanic Alert Level raised to Level 2.

New observations show small amounts of volcanic ash being carried in the steam and gas plume at Whakaari/White Island and deposited on the island’s webcams. The Volcanic Alert Level is now raised to Level 2.

2 weeks ago

How do you know a tsunami is coming? And what should you do?

In our second story for World Tsunami Awareness Day we take a look at how we know a tsunami is coming, monitoring tools, and how you can be prepared.

3 weeks ago

Today is World Tsunami Awareness Day

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day to promote a global culture of tsunami awareness. To mark this day, we will take a glance at Aotearoa’s history of tsunami and what causes them.

3 weeks ago

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Mt Ruapehu status update: Minor volcanic unrest continues while Crater Lake temperature is low. Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.

New observations from a Crater Lake visit along with results from recent gas measurement flights indicate volcanic activity at Ruapehu remains low. Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) cooled to ~12°C in late September and is currently around 15°C. Recent monitoring observations indicate volcanic gas is passing into the lake. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.

Last month

A Decade on: Canterbury Aftershocks

Prior to the 2010 Darfield earthquake Canterbury was a moderately quiet seismic region of New Zealand. Since then, it has been lit up by earthquakes. So why are earthquakes in Canterbury still happening?

Last month

Remembering the Ruapehu eruptions – 25 years on

This September marks 25 years since the start of the 1995-1996 Mt Ruapehu volcanic eruptions.

2 months ago

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Whakaari/White Island: Activity update. Minor volcanic unrest continues. Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.

New observations since July show continued but relatively low levels of volcanic activity at Whakaari/White Island. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.

2 months ago

St Arnaud quake widely felt across central NZ

GeoNet registered more than 25,000 felt reports after a M5.7 quake near St Arnaud at 10.13pm on Thursday 3 September.

2 months ago

A weekend of earthquakes for Bay of Plenty

Some people in Auckland and Bay of Plenty had an early morning wake up this weekend with a M5.2 earthquake occurring 120km north-east of Whangamata Saturday morning.

3 months ago