Video update on recent activity at Mt Ruapehu

Published: Thu Apr 14 2022 2:30 PM

GNS Science Principal Scientist Graham Leonard gives an update on current volcanic activity at Mt Ruapehu, and what future activity at the volcano might look like.

Link to YouTube video.

Planning on visiting Mt Ruapehu?


The Department of Conservation has put in place a 2km exclusion zone from the centre of Te Wai ā-moe/Crater Lake. For information on access to the Mt Ruapehu area, please visit the Department of Conservation’s website on volcanic risk in Tongariro National Park and follow their Facebook page for further updates. You can read all of our Volcanic Activity Bulletins here.

Although we can’t prevent natural hazards, we can prepare for them – and we should.


The National Emergency Management Agency's (NEMA) Get Ready website has great information on what to do before, during and after volcanic activity.

GNS Science have information on preparing and dealing with ash fall.

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