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GeoNet’s volcano pages revised 13 June 2008

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Gas sampling, Ngauruhoe (GeoNet image)

GeoNet, a partnership between GNS Science and the Earthquake Commission, is responsible for geohazard monitoring in New Zealand, including keeping a watchful eye on the country’s volcanoes.

The volcano pages at the GeoNet website have just been revised and expanded, and now offer a very clear overview of current activity, a large image gallery, and excellent, clear descriptions of volcano monitoring methods.

The current activity pages are particularly impressive, with descriptions, maps, real-time seismic information and (where available) webcams and pictures for twelve volcanic centres.

The entire site has the great virtues of simplicity and clarity, which are often lacking in the cluttered, clunky and gimmick-laden sites offered by other volcanism authorities (mentioning no names). GeoNet’s is is now one of the clearest and best-organized volcano monitoring sites to be found anywhere.

(Picture: Gas sampling, Ngauruhoe. GeoNet image.)

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