A team of our landslide experts travelled to a landslide that has dammed the small Kaiwhata River in Wairarapa this week.
The earthquake swarm near Whakaari/White Island which started May 23 continues but has decreased in intensity and numbers. The swarm has not resulted in any increase in volcanic activity or landsliding on island.
A local earthquake swarm near Whakaari/White Island started on Thursday. Over the past 24 hours the rate and magnitude of earthquakes has increased. The swarm does not appear to be linked to volcanic unrest but may result in increased landslide risk on island.
Last night’s M5.1 quake off the east coast of the North Island in the subducting Pacific Plate was similar to past earthquakes in this area.
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The period of high lake temperatures at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake), Mt Ruapehu along with moderate levels of volcanic tremor has now passed. We are now moving away from a range of higher probability of eruption in this heating phase. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.
This is an update on the east coast slow-slip event that our scientists have been monitoring since late March 2019.
As at April 13, 2019 the crater lake is about 13 metres below overflow, which is 2 metres lower than the peak level reached earlier this year in January.
We are recording another phase of high lake temperatures at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake), Mt Ruapehu along with moderate levels of volcanic tremor. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.
Scientists have been monitoring a slow-slip event that started in the last week off the east coast near Gisborne.