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A man holds a handful of volcanic ashes that fell on a property in Rangipo near the base of Mt Tongariro, New Zealand after an eruption Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The volcano in New Zealand's central North Island has erupted for the first time in more than a century, sending out an ash cloud that is causing road closures and the cancellation of some domestic flights. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Alan Gibson) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT

New Zealand volcano erupts

New Zealand government geological agency GNS Science issued a warning on Nov. 21 after Mount Tongariro on the North Island erupted. The volcano previously erupted in August this year, the first time in more than a century.