The world's media reacts to White Island volcanic eruption

White Island's eruption has made headlines around the world with the tragedy being reported by everyone from The New York Times to Spain's El País newspaper. 

"New Zealand Volcano Eruption Leaves 'No Signs of Life' on White Island", The New York Times wrote, with video of the eruption appearing high on the newspaper's website on Tuesday morning (NZ time).

CNN, The Washington Post and many other US publications also had articles on the eruption.

Britain's The Guardian reported extensively on the tragedy. Following the eruption on Monday afternoon, the newspaper's website had live updates covering the event, with more articles published this morning (NZ time). 

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed British nationals were involved in the incident. Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his condolences about the "devastating scenes", writing on Twitter that he had given his "deepest sympathies" to Ardern.

"There are many still feared missing, and my heart goes out to all those affected and their families," Johnson wrote.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison also expressed his condolences.

"A terrible tragedy is unfolding in NZ after the volcano eruption on Whakaari/White Island," Morrison tweeted on Monday. "Australians have been caught up in this terrible event and we are working to determine their wellbeing."

Early on Tuesday morning, he posted a statement thanking "our NZ cousins" for their cooperation and assistance, adding: "kia kaha to us all on both sides of the Tasman".

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Morrison was warning Australians to "prepare for some difficult news" as authorities reported they weren't expecting to find any more survivors on the island. 

The tragedy was also reported as far afield as Japan, Spain and France

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted about the eruption in both French and English, writing: "Canadians are thinking of the families & loved ones of everyone affected by the deadly volcano eruption in White Island. And we're wishing a full & speedy recovery to everyone that was injured".