Vocano Off New Zealand Suddenly Erupts Killing Tourists

first_imgNew Zealand’s “angriest volcano” suddenly erupted with tourists nearby earlier today.The surprise eruption occurred just after 2 p.m. on White Island and spewed ash 12,000 feet into the air. At least five people are dead and several injured and missing after the volcano blew its top.A tour group from a cruise ship was on White Island earlier today when the blast occurred, sending a massive cloud of ash and steam into the air.It’s the first time the volcano, about 30 miles off the northeast New Zealand coast, has erupted since 2001.last_img