Volcano News

Update on the volcanic activity at Taupō Volcano and Alert Level Raise.

Published: Tue Sep 20 2022 1:30 PM

Today we announced that the Volcanic Alert Level at Taupō Volcano has been raised to Level 1. GNS Science Volcanology Team Leader Nico Fournier gives us an update on the current volcanic activity at Taupō and explains this change.

Want to learn more?

You can read more about this activity via our latest Taupō Volcanic Activity Bulletin

Download a factsheet on Taupō Volcano

Read about Taupō Volcano

How do we monitor our volcanoes?

All right? / Not All Right?

We understand that some people might find changing the alert level or the earthquakes themselves unsettling. The All Right? website has great resources where you can read and talk about any concerns that you have.  

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.

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

Toka Tū Ake EQC have information for preparing your home for natural hazards.

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