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Mt Ruapehu unrest

Mt Ruapehu's crater lake is steaming this morning after 3 earthquakes in the last 24 hours below it. Last night's 2.2 quake at 7:03pm was located 3 km below the volcano's peak within the magma chamber.

GeoNet elevated the alert level at the volcano to level 2 within the last 6 days, as moderate to heightened volcanic unrest has increased. More information on that change in levels at

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