At 2:10pm the volcano images at GeoNet show sunny blue skies over White Island. The violent eruption was a minute later at 2:11pm. The next image update 10 minutes later at 2:20pm shows the dramatic difference.
You can view GeoNet’s Volcano Cameras here.
The before and after images below are from three different cameras on the volcanic island in Bay of Plenty.
– Images via GNS / GeoNet (NZ Government)