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Wednesday 3 September  

Volcano erupts on New Zealand's North Island: scientists

Published on 21 November 2012 - 11:53am
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New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano erupted on Wednesday, sending a column of ash high into the atmosphere, scientists said.

The official GNS Science monitoring service issued a potential threat alert after the 1:25 pm (0025GMT) eruption at the North Island volcano, which became active in August this year after lying dormant for more than a century.

© ANP/AFP

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