Whakaari/White Island (New Zealand) – Report for 21 July-27 July 2021 – NEW

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.

Source: GeoNet

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