Ruapehu - IGNS - Science Alert Bulletin V95/47
Tuesday 17 October 1995
1600 hours NZDT (UT +13)
Ruapehu Volcanic Activity
As of 1600 hours, the following information is available.
* The volcanic tremor has continued at fluctuating but relatively low
levels through the day. The small volcanic earthquakes which appeared
over night, have continued to be recorded during the day.
* An observation flight was made this morning and is reported in
relaease 95/46. The COSPEC team is attempting a flight at this time.
* Reports from commercial flights via Civil Aviation report minor ash
plumes this afternoon.
Summary and Alert Status
The present eruption episode is continuing at a reduced level, with weak
semi-continuous ash emmisions. We advise that the Alert Level remains at
BJ Scott for
Dr CJN Wilson, Programme Leader, Volcanology