Mt Tongariro - update 1

Wednesday 21 November 2012, 4:07PM
By Tourism New Zealand

21 November 3pm: There was a brief eruption from Mt Tongariro in the central North Island at approximately 1:30pm on Wednesday 21 November, New Zealand time.

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) and GNS Science volcanologists are monitoring the situation and further information will be released as soon as it is available.

For regular updates, information on affected areas, local road closures and impact on domestic flights, please visit the MCDEM website.