Scientists have built up a completely new understanding of Mt Taranaki's eruption risk. The stratovolcano is considered to be in a "quiet period" - its last eruption occurred in 1790. Based on an analysis of nearly 230 eruptions over the last 30,000 years, researchers have put the probability of a new eruption at between one and 1.3 per cent each year. While the probability is low, the risk is significant: more than 85,000 people live within 30km of the mountain...
How to visit every volcano in Auckland - DEVORA DOWNLOAD
Many visitors and residents of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) have “visit every volcano” on their goal list. However, there are so many (53 volcanic centres!), many are quarried or hidden away, and it takes a lot of digging (ha!) to figure out how to check some of them off of your list. This checklist makes meeting this goal easier! In this document, you’ll find a map and corresponding list of the volcanoes, roughly grouped by location, an address or GPS coordinate for you to put into your…
New Zealand sits on top of the remains of a giant ancient volcanic plume
New research by Victoria University scientists show that New Zealand sits atop the remains of such an ancient giant volcanic plume. Discover how this process causes volcanic activity and plays a key role in the workings of the planet.
Questions are being asked over why tourists were allowed at White Island when its "alert level" had been elevated over recent weeks. Under the GeoNet-managed NZ Volcanic Alert Level system, ranging from zero to five, the volcano had recently been rated level 2, indicating "moderate to heightened volcanic unrest". That had been raised in response to increasing amounts of sulphur dioxide gas, along with volcanic tremors – both which can signal rising magma deep in the volcano.
Deadly Volcanic Explosion Rocks New Zealand: Here’s Everything You Need To Know
A violent explosion just took place on New Zealand's White Island volcano, causing injuries. Here's the geological background to the volcano, and the possible eruption styles that may have taken place.
Foulden Maar is featured from 28 minutes in Ep 2. New Zealand owes its existence to a fiery past. Volcanoes lifted islands out of the sea and generated rivers from their slopes. But the past isn’t dead. From a lava tube hidden under suburban sprawl to lost wonders of the world, alien lifeforms, and a city built above a ticking time bomb, it’s presenting a dire warning that history may soon be repeating itself.
Exploring natural hazards
In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers and guest Aliki Weststrate from GNS Science explore some of the science involved in building our understandings of natural hazards, including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and lahars. They introduce some readily available resources and activities and delve into some of the exciting research happening in this field in New Zealand. They discuss how engaging students in ‘real’ science stories can support them in developing their own…
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will fizzle for some time
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will fizzle for some time - RNZ PODCAST May 2018 New Zealand volcanologist Janine Kripper says lava could continue flowing out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for some time.
VolFilm’s Videos on Vimeo
Dangerous lahars & pyroclastic flows + why they are so hazardous? - VIDEOS The videos here have been recommended by volcanologists. VolFilm comprises volcanologists from a number of institutions within GVM working with Aspect Film and Video to develop multilingual and multi-platform films for resilience to risks from volcanic hazards in areas with no experience of volcanic eruptions in living memory.
New Zealand supereruption provides time marker for the Last Glacial Maximum in Antarctica
Multiple, independent time markers are essential to correlate sediment and ice cores from the terrestrial, marine and glacial realms. These records constrain global paleoclimate reconstructions and inform future climate change scenarios. In the Northern Hemisphere, sub-visible layers of volcanic ash (cryptotephra) are valuable time markers due to their widespread dispersal and unique geochemical fingerprints. However, cryptotephra are not as widely identified in the Southern Hemisphere…