Saturday, January 26, 2013

White Island aviation alerts upgraded

Shifting magma within the White Island crater has prompted scientists to upgrade aviation alerts for pilots flying near the active volcano.

GNS Science vulcanologist Gill Jolly said while volcanic tremors within the crater had decreased, "hybrid volcanic earthquakes" have started to appear.

Hybrid earthquakes were associated with moving, molten magma and heightened unrest.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/8219088/White-Island-aviation-alerts-upgraded