Volcano Alert Bulletins (VABs) are New Zealand's official source of volcano status information including the current Volcanic Alert Level (VAL).
They are issued on an as needed basis summarising the volcano status and recent events.
They can indicate if activity is increasing, decreasing, or in a steady state. They may contain forecasts, highlight developing, or expected problems.
If you’d like to be notified as soon as we issue a new bulletin, our social media channels and the GeoNet app will keep you up-to-date.
Recent volcanic unrest at Ngauruhoe ends: Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 0
Seismic activity around Ngauruhoe has remained slightly elevated this last week. Visits were made to install additional seismic equipment and measure fumarole temperatures. Ngauruhoe unrest continues: Volcanic Alert Level 1
23 March 2015, 4:00pm - Volcanic Alert Level rises to Level 1; Aviation Colour Code remains Green (no change)
2 December 2008, 10:00 am - Ngauruhoe volcanis activity update; Alert Level reduced to level 0
18 January 2008, 2:00 pm - Update on Activity and Observations; Alert Level remains at Level 1
1 November 2006, 4:00 pm - Update on activity and observations at Ngauruhoe
27 July 2006, 10:00 - Update on activity and observations at Ngauruhoe
3 July 2006, 3:30 pm - Update on activity and observations at Ngauruhoe
14 June 2006, 3:00 pm - Update on activity and observations at Ngauruhoe
6 June 2006, 3:00 pm - Alert Level raised from Level 0 to Level 1