Articles tagged "ruapehu"

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Heightened volcanic unrest at Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

The temperature of the Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) at Ruapehu volcano has decreased from 43 to 41 °C (109 - 106 °F) during the past week. The level of volcanic tremor continues to be moderate to strong and a small number of shallow volcanic earthquakes have...

December 28, 2020

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Increased volcanic unrest at Mount Ruapehu, Alert Level and Aviation Color Code raised, New Zealand

The Volcanic Alert Level for Mount Ruapehu has been raised to 2 and the Aviation Color Code to Yellow on December 21, 2020, following an increase in Crater Lake temperature and the largest measured gas output in the past two decades. The Volcanic Alert Level...

December 21, 2020

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Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake temperature heats up to 40 °C (104 °F), Alert Level remains at 1, New Zealand

Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake (Te Wai a-Moe) heated from 24 °C (75.2 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) in response to earthquakes beneath the volcano, according to the GeoNet bulletin issued on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at...

March 18, 2020

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Volcanic activity increased at Ruapehu but still within normal bounds, New Zealand

Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) has responded to a short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes beneath Mount Ruapehu, detected on February 22 and 23, 2020. Seismicity declined after initial uptick but is now back at similar levels. To further understand the current...

March 03, 2020

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Short-lived earthquake swarm beneath Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand

A short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes occurred beneath Mt. Ruapehu on February 22 and 23, 2020. The sequence now appears to be over​. The Volcanic Alert Level, therefore, remains at Level 1. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2007 (VEI...

February 24, 2020

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Increased seismicity and temperature at Te Wai ā-moe, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

GNS Science volcanologists are reporting another phase of high lake temperatures at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake), Mount Ruapehu along with moderate levels of volcanic tremor. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1. GeoNet is continuously recording the temperature of...

April 10, 2019

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Temperature at Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake is rising along with an increase in volcanic tremor, New Zealand

The temperature at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake) at New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu is rising along with an increase in volcanic tremor, GNS Science reported June 6, 2018. While this is consistent with minor volcanic unrest behavior, it is a useful reminder that...

June 06, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

An episode of volcanic earthquakes is occurring beneath Mount Ruapehu since March 15, 2018. This is a common observation during a heating phase of the crater lake (Te Wai ā-moe), GeoNet scientist Brad Scott reports. Crater lake's current temperature of 39...

March 21, 2018

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High volcanic gas emission and Crater Lake temperature at Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

An increase in volcanic gas emissions and sustained high lake temperature (Te Wai Ā-Moe) suggest a slightly higher level of activity at New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu, GeoNet reports. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1 and the Aviation Color Code at Green. The...

November 25, 2017


Increased unrest continues at Ruapehu, Crater Lake cooling stops, New Zealand

New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu remains in a state of heightened volcanic unrest. The temperature of the summit Crater Lake has declined from 46 °C (114.8 °F), but the cooling has stopped and the temperature is rising again. Recent visits to the volcano have...

June 08, 2016


Gas output increases at Mount Ruapehu, volcanic alert raised

GNS scientists have observed an increase in the output of volcanic gas from Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake on May 10, 2016. As a result, the Volcanic Alert Level was raised to Level 2. The Aviation Colour Code was also changed, from Green to Yellow. New...

May 11, 2016


Volcanic earthquake swarm and lake heating observed at Ruapehu, New Zealand

A volcanic earthquake swarm is being recorded beneath the Crater Lake of Mount Ruapehu since April 26, 2016, GeoNet reports. Swarms of volcanic earthquakes like these are uncommon on Ruapehu in recent years. The most recent eruption of this volcano occurred on...

April 29, 2016

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Scientists warn: Auckland, New Zealand is unprepared for volcanic eruption under the city

Scientists warned that Auckland is vulnerable to volcanic eruptions. During the last 250,000 years, Auckland's volcanoes have totally changed the Auckland landscape. The scientists used a variety of devices and models to explore in a new way the lava flows of

August 28, 2012