Volcano News

Watch: Volcanic Fluid Geochemist, Ery Hughes, explains the recent decrease in Alert Level at Taupō volcano.

Published: Wed May 31 2023 2:52 PM

We are proud to partner with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, the landowner of Lake Taupō. Read all about the Trust at https://www.tuwharetoa.co.nz/

We acknowledge the valuable contribution of our colleagues in the ECLIPSE research programme www.supervolcanoes.nz led by Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington; in their analysis and interpretation of some of the Taupō data relating to this unrest episode.

Want to learn more?

Read: our latest Taupō Volcanic Activity Bulletin.

Listen to: GNS volcanologist Graham Leonard on Radio New Zealand sharing the history of eruptions and what the unrest means for people living near Taupō.

Download: a factsheet on Taupō Volcano

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

During volcanic activity, follow official advice provided by your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, see Taupō District here.

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

Prepare your home. Protect your whānau.

There’s a lot we can do to make our homes safer and stronger for earthquakes. Toka Tū Ake EQC’s website has key steps to get you started. 

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