Bay of PlentyWhite Island Volcanic Eruption

Friday 29 Apr - 7:28 am

Based on new observations, the Volcanic Alert Level for White Island has been lowered to 2 from 3. This indicates that the volcano is not erupting anymore but remains in a state of moderate to heightened unrest. The Aviation Colour Code remains at Orange. There is currently no indication that activity may be building up at White Island. However, GNS staff will not be visiting the main crater floor until further notice due to the heightened state of volcanic unrest. GNS Science volcanologists are continuing to monitor the volcano 24/7 using existing instrumentation on island and occasional measurements made from safe distance.

NationalNo tsunami threat to New Zealand following 7.3m in Vanuatu Islands

Friday 29 Apr - 8:30 am

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the Vanuatu Islands at 0733 NZ time poses no potential tsunami threat for New Zealand.

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