Mt Ruapehu: What volcanic unrest and the increased alert level means

A Stuff article.

The increased alert level and heightened activity at Mt Ruapehu’s Crater Lake isn’t an indication that an eruption will happen – but it is possible.

Crater Lake, Te Wai ā-moe, heated to 43 degrees Celsius on Monday, resulting in GeoNet upgrading its Volcanic Alert Level (VAL).

Alert level 2, which indicates moderate to heightened volcanic unrest, remains in place.

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