Volcanic Alert Level for Taupō Volcano remains at Alert Level 1
UPDATE: 2 December 2022
A strong M5.6 earthquake occurred beneath Lake Taupō on 30 November. The earthquake was widely felt, causing minor damage and a small tsunami in the lake. Numerous aftershocks have been recorded, with many felt locally.
The activity is consistent with ongoing minor volcanic unrest at Taupō volcano. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1.
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20 September 2022
GeoNet have raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Taupō Volcano to Volcanic Alert Level 1 (minor volcanic unrest).
While this is a change from ‘no volcanic unrest ‘to ‘minor volcanic unrest’, we’re reassured that scientists are not unduly concerned. The chance of an eruption at Taupō remains very low in any one year. They are monitoring the area and keeping us informed and we know they’re keeping a close eye on what’s happening.
Despite the move to alert level one, Taupō is still open for business and we continue to look forward to welcoming visitors here from around New Zealand and overseas.