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Current Volcano Status

The GeoNet project monitors all of our volcanoes and you can find out the current status from GeoNet. The Volcanic Alert Level is a guide to the current status of our volcanoes.

In New Zealand, we use a system of Volcanic Alert Levels to define the current status of each volcano. The alert levels range from 0 to 5. The alert levels are used to guide any appropriate response.

NZ Volcano Alert Level System

Volcanic Activity Bulletins are issued whenever there is a significant change in volcanic activity in New Zealand. Responding agencies in New Zealand are notified whenever the activity level changes, and they use it to determine the type and scope of their responses. This also applies to the public.

Note: the name was changed from Volcanic Alert Bulletin to Volcanic Activity Bulletin on 9 Feb 2022.