New Zealand volcano resources online
If you're after information, updates and images, the internet can provide them for the first Web 2.0-trackable volcanic eruption on North Island.Zara Baxter | Tuesday, August 07 2012
With both White Island and Mt Tongariro erupting in the last 48 hours, we thought we'd put together a collection of New Zealand's online advice and information.
If you have suggestions for additional resources we can include here, please let us know in comments.
@geonet tweets earthquakes and volcanic updates, such as changes of volcano status and eruptions. There's also a Facebook page, and a http://geonet-shakennotstirred.blogspot.co.nz/">blog.
Keep an eye, too, if you are in an ash fall area, on @Police_NZ @NZRedCross and @NZcivildefence for advice on evacuations and road closures.
Stuff has a regularly updated page dedicated to roads, flights, ski fields and tramping huts affected.
If you are flying Air New Zealand, you're advised to check updates online.
Want to know what to do during an ash fall?
If you are in the ash plume area for Tongariro, or want to know what to do if volcanic ash falls occur, see the GNS website for advice in how to be prepared and what to do.
The GetThru website also has tips on preparing for ash fall and what to do during an ash fall.
After images and background?
White Island regularly sends out smoke plumes and is one of New Zealand's more active volcanoes. White Island is managed by the White Island Trust, which works with Geonet to post the last 24 hours of White Island crater images on its site. you can also view a video of the most recent White Island eruption on the Geonet blog.
This is the first eruption of Mt Tongariro for 100 years. You can find images of the crater regularly updated on the Geonet Site. You can also view these photos as an animated sequence.
And while there are only a handful of images on Twitter as of yet, the hastag #tongariro brings up a few.
If you want to know about major NZ eruptions since 200AD, check out a timeline or read up on background about New Zealand's volcanos at Te Ara.
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