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Old 09-12-2019, 01:49   #1
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White Is. in NZ Erupted

5 dead so far.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/new-ze...d-some-missing
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Re: White Is. in NZ Erupted

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Current indications are between 20 and 30 missing.. considered too dangerous for emergency services to go near the island just now.

Real time news for them in the SW Pacific on RNZI .. 9765..

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118...hen-it-erupted

What it looked like when we passed in 2004...
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Re: White Is. in NZ Erupted

Five people have been confirmed dead after the volcano on New Zealand’s White Island (Whakaari) erupted, at 2.11pm on Monday, and up to two dozen people remain unaccounted for as unstable conditions, toxic gases and ash fall prevent rescue teams from searching the island. Twenty-three people have been rescued, and all of those rescued had sustained injuries, mostly burns, police said, and seven people who were in a critical condition had been flown to hospitals in Tauranga and Auckland. Based on the fatalities and conditions on the island, the death toll will probably climb.
A tour party of 30 to 38 people, from the Ovation of the Seas, was touring White Island (8km off the coast of the Bay of Plenty) when the eruption took place. About 10,000 people a year visit the volcano.
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Re: White Is. in NZ Erupted

NZ Geonet has removed the footage taken by its webcamera on White Island, including the footage taken just before and during the eruption.

You can see the eruption, from a distance, by viewing the footage of the webcam at Whakatane. At least for now.

See: https://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/cameras/whakatane
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Re: White Is. in NZ Erupted

When we were down in that area, Tauranga, some cruising friends on a Cat visited White Island. When they came back all their stainless rigging wire had turned black.
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Re: White Is. in NZ Erupted

The webcam footage (apparently since removed) showed a group of tourists on the rim of the crater 2-3 minutes before the eruption.
I hope it was quick
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Re: White Is. in NZ Erupted

8 still missing... https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118...-island-erupts
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