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    New Zealand's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said early Monday that a volcanic eruption was occurring on White Island and was "hazardous in the immediate vicinity of the volcano".

    New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that about 100 tourists were on or near White Island when it erupted in the afternoon.

    She added that "Some of those, at this stage, are unaccounted for".

    The volcano on White Island is the most active in New Zealand. The last eruption took place here in 2013.

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