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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. ... [more]
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. ... [more]
 

Metis Shoal volcano

Submarine volcano 43 m / 141 ft
Tonga, Tonga Islands, -19.18°S / -174.87°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 7 Nov 2019
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Metis Shoal volcano eruptions: 1995  No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Metis Shoal, a submarine volcano midway between the islands of Kao and Late, has produced a series of ephemeral islands since the first confirmed activity in the mid-19th century. An island, perhaps not in eruption, was reported in 1781 and subsequently was eroded away. During periods of inactivity following 20th-century eruptions, waves have been observed to break on rocky reefs or sandy banks with depths of 10 m or less. Dacitic tuff cones formed during the first 20th-century eruptions in 1967 and 1979 were soon eroded beneath the sea surface. An eruption in 1995 produced an island with a diameter of 280 m and a height of 43 m following growth of a lava dome above the surface.
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