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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# white island

This month
September 2023
Charges against island owners over deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption dismissed
Around 50 people were on White Island – also known as Whakaari – when it erupted in December 2019.
This year
Trial opens over New Zealand's fatal 2019 White Island volcanic eruption
Around 50 people, mostly tourists from Australia, were on White Island – also known as Whakaari – when it erupted.
All time
New Zealand marks one year since deadly volcanic eruption
22 people died after superheated steam spewed out from the volcanic crater’s floor on White Island last year.
New Zealand police call off search for two people missing after volcanic eruption
Authorities have recovered the bodies of 16 of the 18 people killed in the blast.
Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption increases to 19
Two of the victims’ bodies have not been recovered and authorities believe they were washed out to sea.
New Zealand names two people still missing after volcano eruption
Harsh conditions today forced an abandonment of the search for a second straight day.
Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?
The disaster was not entirely unexpected.
Divers search in polluted waters for bodies of two volcano victims
Six bodies were taken off the volcano in a recovery mission yesterday.
New Zealand experts recover six bodies from toxic island after volcano eruption
Volcanic gases are still venting from the crater, and scientists have said another eruption is possible.
Bodies set to be recovered from New Zealand volcano site tomorrow despite risk of eruption
Continuing volcanic activity since Monday’s eruption has prevented rescue services going to the island.
Death toll rises to 8 in New Zealand volcano disaster
Monitoring agency GeoNet said further eruptions on White Island were ‘likely’.
Irish woman included on list of survivors in New Zealand volcanic eruption
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of the case.
New Zealand police launch investigation into volcano tragedy
Questions have emerged over why tour groups were allowed into the volcano zone.
'No signs of life': Five killed and eight people missing after New Zealand volcano erupts on island
A total of 31 people are still in hospital and another three have been discharged.
Second New Zealand volcano 'burps' after eruption
The threatened eruption comes just days after a long-dorman mountain erupted.