New Zealand volcano eruption: What caused White Island volcano to erupt?

NEW Zealand’s White Island volcano erupted without warning leaving at least five people dead and 100s more injured. But what caused it to erupt?

The Whakaari, or White Island, volcano, 48 kilometres (30 miles) away from the Bay of Plenty, on the north island’s east coast, began erupting at around 2.15pm local time, sending a plume of ash and debris 3,657 metres above the mainland. New Zealand authorities say 20 people are still missing, and five people have lost their lives as a result of the blast. However, what caused the eruption is still a mystery, with experts confirming there was little to no warning.

One geologist...
source: Express

2019-12-09 12:59
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