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Volcano Alert Bulletins

Summary of Volcano Alert Bulletins from 30/10/2019  - 11/12/2019 - 11:50 am.
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Whakaari/White Island eruption: Update #4
This morning volcanic tremor has significantly increased atWhite Island indicating that volcanic gas pressures remain high. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3.

Whakaari/White Island eruption: update #3
Since this morning, the seismic activity has remained weak, yet we continue to see periodic steam and gas driven jetting from the active vent area. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 3.

Whakaari/White Island eruption: Update #2
Since the eruption yesterday afternoon, no further eruptions have occurred. The steam and gas driven jetting is still occurring from the active vent area. The Volcanic Alert Level stays at Level 3.

Whakaari/White Island eruption: an update
An eruption occurred at ~14:11 local time as an impulsive, shortlived event and affected the crater floor. Activity appears to have diminished since the eruption.

Eruption occurred at White Island
An eruption has just occurred at White Island. More information to follow shortly

Whakaari/White Island: Moderate volcanic unrest continues
Moderate volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island, with substantial gas, steam and mud bursts observed at the vent located at the back of the crater lake. Other monitoring parameters remain elevated and the Volcanic Alert Level stays at Level 2.

Whakaari/White Island: Moderate volcanic unrest continues
Moderate volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island, but no new changes are observed in the monitored parameters. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2.

Whakaari/White Island: Background activity increases further
Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show further increases in activity. Hazards on the island are now greater than during the past few weeks, and the Volcanic Alert Level is raised to Level 2.

Whakaari/White Island: Background activity increases
Volcanic unrest continues at Whakaari/White Island and some monitored parameters show an increase in activity, with a level of uncertainty about what this means. Hazards on the island remain unchanged and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.