New Zealand volcano still active, impeding recovery of bodies
A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud on Dec. 11 in an increase of geothermal activity that delayed the recovery of bodies of victims from the deadly eruption on Monday.
Volcanic tremors were felt on White Island in the morning, accompanied by the release of steam and mud. This is evidence of high gas pressures within the volcano which may be foreshadowing further eruptions in the next 24 hours, which the GeoNet seismic monitoring agency say are likely.
Six deaths have been confirmed in Monday’s eruption which shot out a tower of ash and steam an estimated 3.5km in the air.