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Tonga and Fiji Islands: volcano news & updates

New elongated island with reduced area 22 000 m² (image: Sentinel 2/Copernicus/Culture Volcano)
Thursday, Nov 07, 2019
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. ... [Leer más]
Eruption plume seen from Metis Shoal (image: Sentinel hub)
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. ... [Leer más]
 

Los volcanes de Tonga Islands (17 Volcánes)

Curacoa |Falcon Island |Fonualei |Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai |Kao |Late |Metis Shoal |Niuafo'ou |Tafahi |Tafu-Maka |Tofua |Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W |Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W |Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W |Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W |Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W |West Mata
Curacoa
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Falcon Island
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Fonualei
(Stratovolcano)
[màs]

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai
(Submarine volcano)
The small islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai cap a large seamount located about 30 km SSE of Falcon Island, approximately 65 km NW of Vuna Wharf, Nuku’alofa, and 70 km SW of Nomuka Island. [màs]

Kao
(Stratovolcano)
[màs]

Late
(Stratovolcano)
[màs]

Metis Shoal
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Niuafo'ou
(Shield volcano)
[màs]

Tafahi
(Stratovolcano)
[màs]

Tafu-Maka
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Tofua
(Caldera)
Aerial photo of Tofua (Tonga Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Natural Resources, 1990, published in Taylor and Ewart, 1997)Tofua volcano is the subaerial part of a large frequently active stratovolcano. It forms the 8 km wide circular Tofua Island, dominated by the 5 km wide caldera containing a freshwater lake at only 30 m above sea level and surrounded by steep 300 m cliffs.
The island is kno... [màs]

Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]

West Mata
(Submarine volcano)
[màs]
 

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