Ruapehu - IGNS - Science Alert Bulletin V95/26

1 October 1995 (Sunday)
1900 hours NZDT (UT +13)
Ruapehu Volcanic Activity 

Situation Summary

As of 1900h the situational status is;

*     Volcano seismicity has remained at near pre eruption levels for most
of the day. No discrete eruption-related earthquakes have been recorded
since 0100h 30 September.

*     No observations of the summit  have been made as conditions have
not  been suitable  for observational flights.  The COSPEC team got
airborne obtaining a restricted data set.

*     No reports of eruptive activity have been received. The last lahar
producing event was the 0840h event on 29 September (some 58 hours ago)
and the last explosive eruption 0100h 30 September (40 hours ago).

*     The rainfall today may produced sediment loaded runoff in most

Conclusions and Alert status

The Alert Level for Ruapehu remains at Level 4.  

BJ Scott for; 
Dr C J N Wilson, Programme Leader, Volcanology.