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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 week

Ten year anniversary of Darfield earthquake

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

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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.

4 weeks 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.

Last month

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.

Last month

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.

2 months ago

Tech Tales: Installations and earthquakes in the Deep South

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.

3 months ago

Volcanic Alert Bulletin
Whakaari/White Island: Minor volcanic unrest continues. Aviation Colour code changed to Green, Volcanic Alert Level remains Level 1.

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.

3 months ago

The M7.4 Kermadec Earthquake and How GeoNet Monitors Tsunami

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.

3 months ago