White Island Eruption - Volcanic Alert 2, Aviation Code Red
Images via: GeoNet – Volcano – White Island
20 August 2013, 11:10am - White Island erupted; Volcanic Alert raised to Level 2, Aviation Colour Code raised from Green to Red.
A small eruption occurred at White Island at 10:23 am on Tuesday 20 August 2013 (NZ local time). The eruption appears to have continued for about 10 minutes and mainly produced steam.
More information will be available in a follow-up bulletin.
The Volcanic Alert Level ranges from 0 to 5 and defines the current status at a volcano. Level 2 indicates minor eruptive activity.
Aviation Colour Codes are based on four colours and are intended for quick reference only in the international civil aviation community.