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Kiwi volcano researcher elected to UK Royal Society

John Kerr posted in on May 5th, 2015.

Wellington geologist Prof Colin Wilson has received one of the highest international honours in science, with his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Prof Wilson’s election to the London-based Society was announced this week alongside 46 other Fellows. His major contributions to research stem from his work studying volcanoes and he is currently […]

Volcanic eruption in Japan – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on September 29th, 2014.

Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted suddenly over the weekend, when the popular recreational site was crowded with hikers, resulting in significant casualties. Rescue efforts are ongoing and the total loss of life has yet to be confirmed. Latest reports indicate over 47 deaths, with dozens more injured in the eruption. Ontake’s last major eruption was […]

Tongariro erupts

John Kerr posted in on November 21st, 2012.

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. Initial responses and eye witness accounts have featured in the rapid coverage below: TVNZ News: Mount Tongariro erupts – […]

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What does volcanic ash do to jet engines?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 12th, 2011.

Volcanic ash originating from the ongoing eruption of a Chilean volcano is causing disruptions to air traffic across New Zealand. The Civil Aviation Authority has said that local airspace may continue to be affected for up to a week. Access Metservice’s latest volcanic ash advisory here. Last year, during the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, our colleagues at […]

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