New Zealand volcano erupts on White Island causing fears for missing people
A volcano erupts on White Island in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, prompting fears for about 100 people local media report may be on the island.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed people are unaccounted for after a volcanic eruption on White Island.
A volcano has erupted suddenly on New Zealand ’ s White Island , about 30 miles from the east coast of North Island , provoking fears for tourists in the area. Local media are reporting people were injured after the island in Bay of Plenty erupted, sending massive plumes of steam and debris into the air.
New Zealand ’ s most active cone volcano , White Island , off the eastern coast of the North Island , began The news outlet Stuff reported that footage taken from the volcano ’s crater camera appeared to Geological hazard trackers GeoNet had registered moderate volcanic unrest on the island for
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There are fears for the safety of a group of hikers who were photographed walking near the edge of a crater just before a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island.
Live-posting cameras set up by New Zealand's geological hazard service captured the group's progress as they followed a path through a barren volcanic landscape towards white smoke billowing from the crater.
One dead, fears toll will rise after New Zealand's White Island volcano erupts without warning
New Zealand police confirm one person is dead, and say they fear the death toll may rise, after a devastating volcanic eruption on the country's White Island.New Zealand police have confirmed one person is dead, and say they fear the death toll may rise, after a devastating volcanic eruption on the country's White Island.
Whakaari / White Island is an active andesite stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand , in the Bay of Plenty.
A volcano erupted Monday on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists, and a number of people were missing and injured after the eruption. The eruption occurred around 2 p.m. local time. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern originally said about 100 tourists were on or near White Island when it
Photographs posted by the camera every 10 minutes show several groups of hikers moving about the crater, and the volcanic valley surrounding it.
However, only one group is still in view by the time of the eruption.
At 2:00pm they were shown standing on the crater's edge against white smoke.
The following frame, taken at 2:10pm, shows the group appearing to walk away from the crater.
The eruption, recorded by the GeoNet service just one minute later, knocked the camera out of action.One person is known to have died in the eruption but there are fears the death toll could rise, with as many as 27 people still unaccounted for.
Island received thousands of visitors per year
In the wake of the eruption emergency services were dispatched to the island on a rescue mission.
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New Zealand ' s Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern said 100 people were on or near the island at the time of the 'very significant' blast. TOURISTS are injured and feared dead after a massive volcano eruption on a remote island off New Zealand on Monday.
More than 20 people, many of them suffering from burns, have been rescued, with many of them taken from the island in small boats.
GeoNet describes White Island, also known as Whakaari, as New Zealand's most active cone volcano.
The Bay of Plenty island is a popular tourist destination, with several holiday providers advertising guided tours of the inner crater.
Tourist Michael Schade posted footage of the eruption to Twitter, saying he and his family had been at the crater shortly before the eruption.
"This is so hard to believe. Our whole tour group were literally standing at the edge of the main crater not 30 minutes before," he posted, along with videos from the crater.
"We were waiting at our boat to leave when we saw it."
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