Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ngauruhoe Volcano (New Zealand)

Ngauruhoe volcano in New Zealand has been raised from zero to level 1 alert (on a scale of 0-5) after a series of earthquakes have been recorded under the mountain. The low frequency earthquakes are at a shallow depth of 4km and may indicate magma is moving under the volcano. Climbing to the crater has been banned due to the possibility of hazardous gas release. The last eruption at Ngauruhoe was in 1975. There was minor seismic activity in 1983, 1991, 1994 and 1995.
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