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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.

2 weeks ago

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?

3 weeks ago

Remembering the Ruapehu eruptions – 25 years on

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

Last month

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.

Last month

Ten year anniversary of Darfield earthquake

Ten years ago, today, Cantabrians were jolted awake by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

Last month

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.

Last month

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.

2 months ago

Small earthquake swarm south-east of Rotorua

A small swarm of earthquakes has occurred overnight south-east of Rotorua in the Waimangu area. We have recorded 17 earthquakes that are large enough to get locations.

2 months ago

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Mt Ruapehu: Activity and Crater Lake temperature update. Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.

New observations in July-August continue to indicate low levels of volcanic activity at Ruapehu. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1. Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) has cooled from a peak temperature of 42°C in early April and is currently around 22-23°C. Recent monitoring results indicate continuous gas flux into the lake.

2 months ago

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

New observations in July continue to indicate low levels of volcanic activity at Whakaari/White Island. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.

3 months ago