New Zealand says more eruptions on volcanic island likely

Published On: December 11, 2019 04:31 PM NPT By: Reuters

WELLINGTON, Dec 11:  New Zealand authorities said monitoring equipment on the volcanic island that erupted two days ago has picked up increasing tremors on Wednesday, delaying any attempt to access the island to retrieve bodies.

“Seismic signals on the island are escalating at the moment,” Graham Leonard, a volcanic geologist at GNS Science, told reporters in Wellington.

“Yesterday there was a high risk of an eruption,” Leonard said. “Today there is an even higher risk of an eruption. And the parameters are worsening at the moment.”

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