White Island has been spewing mud and rock several tens of metres into the air in the past few days with experts predicting the volcano could erupt at any moment.
White Island is New Zealand’s most active volcano and is situated 48km off the Bay of Plenty coast.
The huge amount of Hydrothermal activity has bought large amounts of sediment to the surface, often with vivid white steam and gas flashing from around the base of the volcano’s lake.
Hydrothermal activity had also seen large amounts of sediment coming to the surface, often with vivid white steam and gas flashing from around the base of the volcano’s lake.
An eruption would likely have little or no impact on the mainland 48km away. Nearly all previous eruptions had only affected the island itself – but under certain wind conditions, a light ashfall could carry a fine layer of pollen-like ash.
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