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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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Podcast: Curiosity landing, Tongariro eruption and more…

Peter Griffin posted in on August 10th, 2012.

Science Media Centre manager and Sciblogs editor Peter Griffin hosts this week’s Sciblogs podcast, with a special on the Curiosity Mars Rover landing – the biggest science news event since, well the discover of the Higgs Boson. You’ll enjoy the insights New Zealand scientists provide in the podcast on the Curiosity mission. Professor Craig Cary, […]

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. […]

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