Aug 07


New Zealand Police via EPA

Ash covering the ground on Tuesday after Mount Tongariro erupted overnight in Turangi, New Zealand.

Tongariro volcanic alert maintained (New Zealand Herald, Aug 7, 2012):

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– Mt Tongariro erupted at 11.50pm last night, hurling rocks up to 1km.

– Ash cloud drifting to the east of Tongariro, landing as far as Napier city

– SH1 and SH46 have reopened. Flights to and from Napier cancelled, while other North Island services have been delayed.

– GNS: It was a hydrothermal-driven eruption, rather the magmatic

– It was the first eruption in more than a century

– Turoa and Whakapapa skifields remain open Continue reading »

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