Saturday, May 03, 2008
Volcano displays some activity in New Zealand
A statement said there was a higher than normal risk to people entering the hazard zone near the summit and increased gas concentrations from the 17-hectare crater lake, about 250 metres below the peak, would affect some people.
DOC said there was 'an anomalous state of activity' on the mountain and while it was unclear if it indicated eruptions in the near future they could occur without warning.
The department did not raise its alert above the standard Level One.