Volcanic alert raised at White Island

Volcanic alert raised at White Island
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GNS Science has raised the Volcanic Alert Level at White Island to level 2 following moderate unrest. 

In a statement released on Wednesday, GNS said recent earthquake swarms has shown an increase in sulphur dioxide gas flux to historically high levels.

"The change in gas flux represents a significant change in our background monitoring parameters at Whakaari and is consistent with moderate or heightened volcanic unrest," the statement said. 

Volcano Alert Level 2 is mostly associated with volcanic unrest hazards with potential for eruption hazards.



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