White Island Volcano Erupted, One Dead, Several Missing

White Island volcano in New Zealand has erupted, caused to death of one person and injured several others.
Nursah Ergü

White Island volcano, also known as Whakaari, in New Zealand, has erupted for the first time since 2001. The volcano is one of the country's most active volcanoes.


Even if it's an active volcano, the island remains to be one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country due to its handsome scenery, and some tourists were seen walking inside the rim of the volcano crater. Scientists warned between 2011 and 2016 that it was too dangerous to visit the volcano, but this warning seems to have been ignored. 

White Island Volcano Erupted, One Dead, Several Missing
Source: Michael Schade/Twitter

Reportedly, one person is dead, several are missing, and the number of dead people is expected to rise.

A visitor, Michael Schade shared a video on his Twitter account. He told on his Twitter account that he was at the edge of the main crater 30 minutes before the eruption and he took the video while leaving the island. 

The Prime Minister of the country Jacinda Ardern said, "At this stage, and please do keep in mind this is an evolving situation, we believe around 100 people were on or around the island at the time and some of those are at this stage unaccounted for."

As Interesting Engineering, our condolences go out to the families of the victims. We hope that the number of deaths won't increase, and hope that in the future, some precautions will be taken.

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