.— Simon Bridges (@simonjbridges) December 9, 2019
Serious eruption unfolding at White Island this afternoon. Thoughts are with those affected and of course our emergency services who are responding as we speak. If you're in the Bay of Plenty, please heed advice from @NZcivildefence
Confirmed one of the tour boats is still docked at White Island at this time, and rescue vessel is en route to the island. Local tourist authority also reported one tour helicopter is unaccounted for: pic.twitter.com/kRQyxIBtg3— Mike Ross (@eruptionchaser) December 9, 2019
White Island eruption was also visible on satellite images. ^AJ pic.twitter.com/Cx4LYHr9Ie— MetService (@MetService) December 9, 2019
A volcanic eruption is occurring at White Island and is hazardous in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.— National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) December 9, 2019
🚨 AVOID WHAKATANE HEADS/MURIWAI DRIVE 🚨— New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) December 9, 2019
Police are urging the public to avoid the Whakatane Heads and Muriwai Drive areas while emergency services respond to an eruption at White Island.
Muriwai Drive will be closed from Harvey Street.
https://t.co/VNqvEljWbT^AJ pic.twitter.com/sMzhcm8CTw— MetService (@MetService) December 9, 2019
There has been an eruption on White Island, and our aviation meteorologists have issued a volcanic ash advisory for the area. Image from @gnsscience