New observations since July show continued but relatively low levels of volcanic activity at Whakaari/White Island. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.
Ten years ago, today, Cantabrians were jolted awake by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake.
GeoNet registered more than 25,000 felt reports after a M5.7 quake near St Arnaud at 10.13pm on Thursday 3 September.
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.
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.
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.
New observations in July continue to indicate low levels of volcanic activity at Whakaari/White Island. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.
Our team had been close to finishing installation of two new Fiordland sites in March, until the COVID-19 lockdown. In early June they were ready to head back - they just needed a few good days of weather, no easy ask in the middle of a Fiordland winter.
Based on the continuously decreasing level of volcanic activity and following the drop in Volcanic Alert Level to 1 a week ago on Tuesday 16 June 2020, the Aviation Colour Code is now changed to Green. The Volcanic Alert Level for Whakaari/White Island remains at Level 1.
Monitoring tsunami has been part of our mandate for a long time, so it’s an important part of our daily operations. As this mornings M7.4 earthquake south of Raoul Island reminds us, tsunami is a very real threat to New Zealand.