Tongariro Eruption 21/11/12 – Aviation Alert Red

Press Release – GNS Science

Eruption at Tongariro/Te Maari Craters; Volcanic Alert Level is raised to Level 2; Aviation Colour Code is changed to RedVolcanic Alert Bulletin TON-2012/26 – Tongariro Volcano

A view of Tongariro this afternoon at 1:30 pm, shortly after the eruption.
A view of Tongariro this afternoon at 1:30 pm, shortly after the eruption. [latest available here]

21 November 2012, 1:45 pm – Eruption at Tongariro/Te Maari Craters; Volcanic Alert Level is raised to Level 2; Aviation Colour Code is changed to Red

An eruption occurred at Te Maari Craters, Tongariro at approximately 1:25 pm today (Wednesday, 21 November 2012). GNS Science volcanologists are monitoring the eruption and further information will be released as soon as it is available.

Michael Rosenberg
Duty Volcanologist
Further information

Volcanic Ashfall
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Tongariro volcano drum showing the eruption at bottom right.

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