Ruapehu - IGNS - Science Alert Bulletin V95/45
Monday 16 October 1995
1600 hours NZDT (UT +13)
Ruapehu Volcanic Activity
As of 1600 hours, the following information is available.
* Today the volcanic tremor has continued at fluctuating but
relatively low levels. The tremor record from the Dome (summit)
fluctuated between intervals of moderate to low tremor.
* The weather conditions today have prevented visual observations of
the volcano. Field staff working near the Desert Road have reported only
minor ash falls.
* Reports from commercial flights via Civil Aviation report ash plumes
this afternoon to about 16000 ft.
Summary and Alert Status
The present eruption episode is continuing at a reduced level, with
semi-continuous ash emmisions.
We advise that the Alert Level remains at 3.
BJ Scott for
Dr CJN Wilson, Programme Leader, Volcanology