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Tourists are after the volcanic eruption in Distress

After a volcanic eruption on the new Zealand belonging to White island rescue are broken helicopter. The first information, according to numerous people on White Island were at the time of the Eruption on Monday.

television pictures showed a huge cloud of ash that rose above the island in the sky. White Island is located about 50 kilometers North of the coast of new Zealand's North island. Even from there, the huge cloud of ash was seen on the island.

A group of visitors stopped at the time of the outbreak, even in the crater, like to Live to see images from the volcano was. More than a half-dozen people delivery within the crater rim, as the White Island volcano against 02.10 clock in the afternoon (local time; 02.10 PM CET) broke out suddenly. Then the image suddenly became dark.

Constant cloud of white steam

Around a hundred people were at the time of the outbreak "on or around" the volcanic White Island, as head of government Jacinda Ardern also confirmed on Monday. An unknown number of people missing, she said. It is said to have been hurt.

The National civil protection authority was informed that there is a "moderate volcanic eruption", and it was in the immediate vicinity of the volcano dangerous.

The volcano on White Island is called by the Maori-indigenous people of Whakaari. He is the most active volcano in new Zealand. The island was discovered in 1769 by the British Explorer James Cook, who gave her the name. Reason for this was that White Island appeared to be constantly in a cloud of white steam and smoke. Several companies offer day tours for tourists. The island is visited learning per year of about 10'000 visitors. (chk/sda)

Created: 09.12.2019, 05:18 PM

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