White Island , New Zealand : The Aviation Colour Code has been lowered from Orange to Yellow.

White Island , New Zealand : The Aviation Colour Code has been lowered from Orange to Yellow.

Aviation Colour Code changed, volcanic unrest remains unchanged at White Island

Volcanic Alert Bulletin WI 2016/05
1:00 pm Monday 2 May 2016

Alert Status: White Island Volcano
Volcanic Alert Level remains Level 2
Aviation Colour Code changed from Orange to Yellow

The Aviation Colour Code has been lowered from Orange to Yellow. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2. Heightened volcanic unrest continues at White Island (Whakaari). No eruptions have occurred since April 27. Gas output is slightly elevated but within the range of recent measurements. Seismic activity remains low.

Visual and seismic observations confirm no further eruptive activity has occurred at White Island (Whakaari). During an aerial inspection on Friday the location of the vent that erupted on Wednesday evening was confirmed.

Remote gas measurements confirm no significant change in the long-term gas output from the volcano. Volcano earthquake activity remains low.

There is currently no indication that activity is either increasing or decreasing at White Island. The heightened state of volcanic unrest remains (Volcanic Alert Level 2). GNS Science volcanologists are continuing to monitor the volcano and further bulletins will be released as required.

May 03, 2016.White Island , New Zealand :

Source : Geonet / Brad Scott

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