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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