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Tongan volcano eruption puts flights on hold

Laura Goodall posted in on January 13th, 2015.

All international flights to the small island nation of Tonga have been cancelled after the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano sent up a huge plume of ash this week. GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott tells TVNZ that volcanic activity has been recorded for several weeks in a stretch of ocean and islands north of the capital, Nuku’alofa, and […]

Tongariro volcanic eruption and ash fall – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 7th, 2012.

UPDATED 10.50AM AUG 8: An explosive eruption overnight on Mount Tongariro has spread ash across the Central North Island and led to travel warnings on major highways in the region. The volcano remains at alert level 2, indicating the onset of eruptive activity and changes to indicators of unrest. GNS Science is closely monitoring the situation. […]

Chilean volcanic activity – a closer look

John Kerr posted in on June 17th, 2011.

As fluctuating ash plumes ground flights in New Zealand and Australia, a clearer picture of the volcanic activity in Chile causing the disruption is emerging. From volcanologists Dr Tom Wilson at the University of Canterbury and Dr Graham Leonard at GNS Science. Tom and Graham work closely with USGS and other volcanologists researching volcanic ash […]

Experts respond: Disruption from Chilean volcano ash

John Kerr posted in on June 13th, 2011.

A sprawling ash plume from the Chilean Volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, is causing disruptions to flights across the southern hemisphere. The SMC has contacted New Zealand experts for further explanation of the current situation and its impact. Feel free to use these quotes in your stories. To follow up with these or other local experts, please […]

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