WOW my love of geology has been excited this morning with the news on the radio that this mountain down south of me, Mt Tongariro has erupted. Its only a small eruption which is good, and there is currently no sign that anyone has been hurt. The last time it erupted was in 1897 and so this one is quite exciting. the defence force has advised that nobody go sightseeing (damn, I needed an excuse to get a gas mask) and a no flight zone is in place. this is certainly exciting and I hope that nobody is hurt and that it remains that way!
more news later, I am not in any danger here. The only volcanoes I need to worry about are Auckland to the north which could spread ash down here and Taupo which is a super volcano, which is near Mt Tongariro, but if Taupo goes you'll all hear about it, if not have to worry about it!