Large earthquakes in Australia are uncommon – but they still can and do happen! Today’s earthquake near Mansfield, Victoria reminds us how important it is to be prepared for a large earthquake, and to know what to do when one occurs.
Intermittent ash emissions continued last week, and further occasional emissions are expected to occur in the coming weeks. Small amounts of ash were carried by the vigorous degassing a few hundred metres into the atmosphere near the volcano, and further activity of this type is unlikely to affect the mainland. The volcano remains in a state of moderate to heightened unrest and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2.
Last year we shared how we were continuing to monitor New Zealand’s geohazards through the pandemic. We thought it would be good to share this again.
While intermittent ash emissions have reduced since last week, the volcano remains in a moderate to heightened state of unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2.
Minor-weak ash emission has been occurring at Whakaari/White Island since early this morning. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2.
A short-lived period of minor ash emission occurred at Whakaari/White Island on Sunday 22 August 2021. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2
You could be forgiven for thinking that Taupō is just a large lake to the north of the Tongariro National Park volcanoes. Hidden beneath the lake is Taupō volcano, which started life about 200,000 years ago.
In July, an extreme rainfall event hit the South Island causing widespread flooding. A GNS Science Landslide Response was initiated for the West Coast and Marlborough regions, to determine the extent and impacts of landslides triggered by the heavy rain.
High heat flow and moderate gas flux continue at Whakaari/White Island. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2.
Back in 2012 we released our first smartphone and tablet-based app and now, nine years later, more than a quarter of a million people have our app, and it continues to be the most authoritative source of geohazard information in New Zealand.