Threat level raised: New Zealand raises alarm over dormant volcano

Threat level raised: New Zealand raises alarm over dormant volcano

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 Threat level raised: New Zealand raises alarm over dormant volcano

New Zealand has been alerted by the dormant volcano Taupo, which has been the source of its largest eruption in 5,000 years. It is reported by The Daily Mail. Scientists have recorded several hundred small earthquakes under Lake Taupo. The level of volcanic activity has been increased from 0 to 1. The alert system has six levels, of which zero represents the least threat. New Zealand's White Island Volcano erupted suddenly in 2019, killing 22 people and seriously injuring 25 tourists. GeoNet said the chance of Taupo eruption remains “very low”, but New Zealand is still being cautious. “Since May 2022, there has been an increase in earthquakes and deformations (ground movements) on Taupo, indicating volcanic unrest. Some of them were more severe than what we are now seeing in Taupo,” volcanologist on duty Steven Sherburne said in a comment to Stuff. According to him, the last eruption of Taupo occurred around 232 AD. He believes that the probability of the next eruption is “very small”.

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