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Metis Shoal volcano
Submarine volcano 43 m / 141 ft
Tonga, Tonga Islands, -19.18°S / -174.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Metis Shoal volcano eruptions:
1995 
Typical eruption style:
unspecified

Metis Shoal volcano news & activity updates:

Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 07:17
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. Read more... read all
Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 11:05
Eruption plume seen from Metis Shoal (image: Sentinel hub)
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. Read more...
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 02:00
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 12:55
Eruption plume seen on Sentinal satellite imagery.
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. Read more... read all
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 22:15
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