Volcano erupts on New Zealand's White Island

Volcano erupts on New Zealand’s White Island



An aerial picture demonstrates White Island, New Zealand, following a volcanic eruption on Monday, December 9.

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Updated 1428 GMT (2228 HKT) December 9, 2019

An aerial photograph shows White Island, New Zealand, right after a volcanic eruption on Monday, December 9.

George Novak/AP

A volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island has killed numerous individuals and injured at minimum a dozen more.

According to a assertion by New Zealand Police, there had been “no indicators of life” on the island late Monday night time, immediately after a quantity of aerial reconnaissance flights about White Island. Both of those locals and holidaymakers have been caught up in the catastrophe, law enforcement said in a statement previously in the day.

The White Island, or Whakaari volcano, is New Zealand’s most lively cone volcano in accordance to the GeoNet site. It has been developed up by far more than 150,000 many years of volcanic action.



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