22 Mar 2022

Mt Ruapehu volcanic alert level raised

From Morning Report, 7:53 am on 22 March 2022

Mt Ruapehu is on a raised volcanic alert level because of strong tremors in the area.

The crater lake - Te Wai a-moe - is also heating up and has reached 31 degrees Celsius.

There is a possibility the volcano's pressure is building.

GNS Science duty volcanologist Craig Miller spoke to Susie Ferguson.