Volcano News

Video update on the volcanic activity at Taupō Volcano

Published: Fri Oct 28 2022 3:00 PM

GNS Science Volcanic Fluid Geochemist Ery Hughes gives us an update on what’s been happening at Taupō volcano since the Volcanic Alert Level was increased to Level 1 on 20 September 2022.

Want to learn more?

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

Frequently asked questions around the recent change in Volcanic Alert Level at Taupō Volcano can be found here.

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Find out how 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, 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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