We've been expecting this for a few weeks now, but was surprising it was Tongariro rather than Ruapehu. Didnt feel anything around the time it popped
which is odd given we felt a small earthquake a few weeks back that hit around the Taupo region, first one ive ever felt personally.
Couldnt see any plume from where we live this afternoon since its been real hazy (although that in of itself could be the cause of the haze), we
normally can see Ruapehu peaking out over the top of the horizon on a clear morning and Tongariro isnt all that far from there, so ill see if I cant
see it tomorrow.
No one got hurt (although it scared some School Kids on a trip there it seems
), pitty it was'nt a bigger one
but this'll calm the regions
activity down a good deal which is a good thing since they where getting worried.
Supposedly we'll get some ash fall in the Waikato region... and given ive had allergies this spring... great
Seems this is was a new vent that opened up, shows that the volcanoes in that region are all linked down bellow, be interesting if Ruapehu also went
up like they where expecting... hopefully not and heres hoping its not too big a pressure since our town sits next two small volcanoes as well and we
arent geographically speaking all that far from the Tongariro National Park region.
edit on 20-11-2012 by BigfootNZ because: (no reason