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Shallow magma driving volcanic activity at Whakaari/White Island, eruption risk continues - 13/12/2019

Volcano monitoring data from Whakaari/White Island indicates a shallow body of magma is present and eruption risk continues, GNS Science experts say.

GNS Science maps show risk levels at Whakaari/White Island still high - 12/12/2019

Risk assessment maps released by GNS Science (dated 02 and 12 December 2019) show the crater floor of Whakaari/White Island is still a high-risk area, with a further eruption looking increasingly likely.

Risk of Whakaari/White Island eruption remains high - 12/12/2019

The risk of further eruptions at Whakaari/White Island is unchanged and remains high, GNS Science experts say.

Latest calculations show “medium likelihood” of Whakaari/White Island eruption - 11/12/2019

There is a “medium likelihood” of an eruption outside the vent area of Whakaari/White Island, with volcanic tremor increasing, GNS Science experts say.

Volcano Alert Bulletins

Summary of Volcano Alert Bulletins from 30/10/2019  - 11/12/2019 - 11:50 am.
See all VAB's here .

Petrosys announces acquisition of GLOBE Claritas from GNS Science

Petrosys is pleased to announce the acquisition of Globe Claritas™ Seismic Processing Software from GNS Science in New Zealand.

As greenhouse gas emissions rise, carbon fingerprint points to fossil fuels - 26/11/2019

Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, and combustion of fossil fuels is the only explanation for the changing makeup of atmospheric CO2, according to the latest figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Two new Royal Society Fellows for GNS Science - 21/11/2019

Earthquake geologist Kelvin Berryman and paleontologist James Crampton were today named as new Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

New Zealand-Japan comparison may shed light on Hikurangi subduction zone

A new project at GNS Science will look at similarities between subduction zones in Japan and New Zealand to improve the understanding of the Hikurangi subduction zone along the East Coast of the North Island.

GNS Science quake project wins top award at prestigious science awards - 11/11/2019

A multi-year GNS Science programme investigating the likelihood and impacts of large earthquakes in Wellington has won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Science New Zealand National Awards.