Saturday, March 18, 2006

Raoul Volcano (Kermadec Islands)

Raoul Island volcano erupted today. The volcano began erupting at 8.21am after a series of earthquakes since Sunday night. Seismic data showed the eruption continued for30 minutes and was at its most intense for about 10 minutes. The eruption occurred at Green Lake. New Zealand Department of Conservation officials are mounting an emergency evacuation of the island. One person is missing. Raoul Island volcano last erupted in 1964.
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