Recent earthquakes in New Zealand’s Lake Taupō indicate active volcanoes

A series of small earthquakes have been reported at New Zealand’s Lake Taupō, creating concerns over the signs of volcanic unrest in the area.

Geonet, an agency that operates a geological hazard monitoring system for New Zealand, recorded 84 small quakes over the past two to three weeks.

The quakes have all been minor, with only two reaching past a magnitude 3, equivalent to feeling slight vibrations and seeing indoor objects possibly shake.

It is evidence that Taupō volcano is active as small earthquakes, movements of the ground up and down and changes in the geothermal fields are indicators of volcanic unrest.