White Island, also known as Whakaari, Volcano erupts in New Zealand

White Island in the Bay of Plenty ca. 50 km off the North Island’s east coast is one of New Zealands most active volcanoes, well known for its spectacular crater with strong hydrothermal activity and sulphur deposits. It is part of the active Taupo volcanic zone and last erupted in 2001 (phreatic explosion).

For more information on the current 2019 eruption see some of the links below:

BBC article
CNN article
Reuters article

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