Thursday, February 15, 2007

White Island Volcano (New Zealand)

Crater lake temperature has risen to 74 deg C at White Island Volcano in New Zealand. This is the highest ever recorded lake temperature, and has resulted in evaporation and a 6 m drop in water level. Steam plumes are visible at the island. Sulphur dioxide emissions have risen from 300 to approximately 500 tonnes per day. The alert level at the volcano remains at 1 (out of a maximum 5).
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