Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

White island volcano eruption sends ash Plume 4 km high

White island volcano eruption in New Zealand has send plume of steam and ash about four kilometers into the air.

According to Geo Net, white island volcano erupted for 10 minutes at 10.23am. However people living in the Bay of Plenty are not at risk, Officials said.

White island volcanic alert level has been raised from one to two and the aviation colour code from green to red.

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is currently monitoring the situation of White Island volcano.

Below ia you tube video of White Island volcano eruption on August 20, 2013.

Whakaari/White Island is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 20, 2013