It’s five weeks today since Mt Tongariro reminded us of its presence with an eruption. At present it is still on Alert Level 1 which signifies signs of volcano unrest and a departure from typical background surface activity. Its colour level is yellow which means that volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be monitored for possible renewed unrest.
Take a look at http://www.geonet.org.nz for the latest. Also click on the cameras to get a sequence of images. Today dawn is about 6 am and it’s bright and cloudy, with a few specks of rain on the Tongariro camera.
Imagine Lana and Paul holed up in a hut on the side of Mt Ruapehu, volcanic rocks raining down. Brrr, dangerous stuff. Smashwords ISBN 978-1-47 6-25231-5, Amazon ISBN 978-0-473-22189-8