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Metis Shoal volcano news & activity updates:
Metis Shoal volcano (Tonga): weekly volcanic activity report 30 October-5 November 2019
Thursday Nov 07, 2019 07:17 AM | VON: MARTIN
New elongated island with reduced area 22 000 m² (image: Sentinel 2/Copernicus/Culture Volcano)
GeoNet reported that by 1 November the eruption at Metis Shoal (Lateiki) had formed an elongated island
with no visible evidence of the old 1995 dome.
According to a news article the new island is about 100 m wide and 400 m long and had emerged at a location 120 m away from the former island. The article noted that the eruption had ceased.Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 30 October-5 November 2019
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
Since last update on 17 October The Wellington VAAC reported that on 22 October pilots observed intermittent white plumes rising
from Metis Shoal (Lateiki) to 3.7 km (12,000 ft).
There was no ash signature in the plumes. ...
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
A submarine eruption was spotted on Monday, with a steam plume rising up to 5km (17,000ft) above the water surface. The Aviation Colour Code was raised to Orange by the Tonga Met Service. ...
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