INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: Volcano Tourism: Deaths On New Zealand’s White Island Highlight Risks

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Release date: 13/12/2019

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Visiting active volcanoes obviously carries a degree of risk, said Mike Burton, professor of volcanology at the University of Manchester in England.

“In volcanic systems which have infrequent eruptions such as White Island, the risk of an explosion occurring during any particular visit is quite low but clearly if there are always visits going on the probability that someone gets involved in an event ... increases,” he added.

Burton noted about 10,000 tourists visit White Island every year.

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TitleVolcano Tourism: Deaths On New Zealand’s White Island Highlight Risks
Media name/outletInternational Business Times
Media typeWeb
CountryIndia
Date13/12/19
DescriptionVisiting active volcanoes obviously carries a degree of risk, said Mike Burton, professor of volcanology at the University of Manchester in England.

“In volcanic systems which have infrequent eruptions such as White Island, the risk of an explosion occurring during any particular visit is quite low but clearly if there are always visits going on the probability that someone gets involved in an event ... increases,” he added.

Burton noted about 10,000 tourists visit White Island every year.
URLhttps://www.ibtimes.com/volcano-tourism-deaths-new-zealands-white-island-highlight-risks-2885169
PersonsMike Burton

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