It is noted that several people are missing.
Twitter users post a video of the effects of a volcanic eruption.
My god, White Island volcano in New Zealand erupted today for first time since 2001. My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, were waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it. Boat ride home tending to people our boat rescued was indescribable. # whiteislandpic.twitter.com / QJwWi12Tvt- Michael Schade (@sch) December 9, 2019
“My family and I literally left the island 20 minutes ago, were on a boat and were waiting for departure when they saw this,” the message said.
Earlier it became known that about a hundred people were on or near the island at the time of the eruption.