Scientists have resumed public streaming of White Island’s volcanic crater, just over a month after the eruption that claimed at least 20 lives.
Shots from the cameras maintained by geological monitoring agency GNS Science, can again be seen on the GeoNet website.
The images were turned off in the aftermath of the blast as police mounted a recovery operation for bodies of eight people.
Police recovered six bodies in a recovery mission mounted with New Zealand defence forces four days after the blast, but could not locate bodies belonging to teenage Australian tourist Winona Langford or Kiwi tour guide Hayden Marshall-Inman.
Police believe they were washed into the sea by a storm and are no longer on the island.
The GeoNet cameras upload images from three positions on the island every 10 minutes.
The last images prior to the blast showed a group of people close to the crater’s edge, with another sightseeing group returning from an outing on the popular tourist attraction.
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