GeoNet reported that crater incandescence at Whakaari/White Island, first seen on 30 June, continued to be visible in nighttime webcam images. The incandescence was attributed to high-temperature gasses. Additionally, the gas ratio of carbon dioxide to sulfur dioxide declined, indicating ongoing degassing from a shallow magma source. The Volcanic Alert Level was raised to 2 and the Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow on 26 July.
Syndicated from Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report