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Volcanic Activity - Potential Threat 21/11/12 #1

National Advisory – Volcanic Activity
Potential threat

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No.: 01

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Summary: Minor volcanic activity is occurring at Tongariro - Te Maari craters and could be hazardous in the immediate vicinity of the craters. Light volcanic ash fall can be anticipated downwind of Tongariro and may impact the following areas/regions:

• Waikato
• Hawkes Bay
• Gisborne
• Bay of Plenty

People living in or near the affected areas should:

1. If experiencing ash fall, stay indoors. Volcanic ash could be a health hazard, especially if you suffer from breathing difficulty. If outside, seek shelter (e.g. in a car or building)

2. When indoors, close all windows and doors to limit the entry of volcanic ash.

3. If caught in volcanic ash falls: Wear a dust mask or use a handkerchief or cloth over your nose and mouth; protect your eyes by wearing goggles. Wear eyeglasses, NOT contact lenses as fine ash will get under the lens.

4. Listen to the radio for updated emergency information and instructions.

5. Do not tie up phone lines with non-emergency calls.

6. Stay out of designated restricted zones. Effects of a volcanic eruption can be experienced many miles from a volcano.

Detailed safety advice will come from the Department of Conservation, local authorities and emergency services in the area. People should act on it promptly.

This National Advisory will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.

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Analysis of threat:

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is assessing information with the assistance of GNS scientific advisors.

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Volcanic Alert Bulletin:

The GNS Science Volcanic Alert Bulletin information is as follows:
An eruption occurred at Te Maari Craters, Tongariro at approximately 1:25 pm today (Wednesday, 21 November 2012). GNS Science volcanologists are monitoring the eruption and further information will be released as soon as it is available.

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NCMC status: The National Crisis Management Centre is not activated at present, however MCDEM is monitoring the situation.

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Contact details:
General enquiries 0800 CD EVENT (0800 23 38 368)


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Next steps:

Further updates will be issued as information becomes available and will be communicated via the National Warning System.

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Issued by:

Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management.

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End of Message


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