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