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A party of visitors approach one of the major steam vents on White Island. While regarded as New Zealand's most active volcano, thermally active White Island last had a major eruption in 2000. Recently warnings of increased activity have been posted, but so far an eruption has not yet occurred. When it does it will probably change the aspect of the island once again. To visit the island involves either a helicopter trip or a boat journey of 1 & half hours from the town of Whakatane. It is mandatory to wear hard-hats when you go ashore & you must carry gas-masks - you don't need to be told when to use these.
There is a live video cam on the island for those interested. http://www.geonet.org.nz/volcano/info/whiteisland/camera/whiteislandcraterfloor

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  • Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 272] (1627)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-12-03
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-19 2:00
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