A series of small earthquakes has caused Mt Tongariro's volcanic alert level to be raised. GNS Science says more than 20 small volcanic earthquakes - all below 2.5 - have been recorded beneath Mt Tongariro. The sequence started on July 13, but soon declined. It restarted on Wednesday and the number of quakes increased on Thursday and Friday.
Photo by SNPA Jul 18, 2012
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