Lateiki volcano (Tonga Islands) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 16 October-22 October 2019 (New Activity / Unrest)
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) a.s.l. There was no ash signature in the plumes.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
Source: Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2019. Report on Lateiki. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 16 October-22 October 2019. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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Lateiki volcano (Tonga Islands) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 9 October-15 October 2019 (New Activity / Unrest)
According to news articles the Tonga Geological Services Office of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources stated that several observations indicating a possible eruption at Metis Shoal, also known as Lateiki, were reported during 13-15 October. Real Tonga pilots flying between Tongatapu and Vava'u observed the intermittent plumes rising to 4.6-5.2 km (15,000-17,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting N on 15 October. ... Read all
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Lateiki volcano (Tonga Islands) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 October-24 October 2006 (Continuing Activity)
Further information obtained regarding the floating pumice rafts between Tonga and Fiji indicated that the source was Metis Shoal. Mariners in the region were being informed of this activity in early September via "Rag of the Air" radio broadcasts from Fiji. The earliest report found to this point comes from a boat with callsign KB1LSY, noting that "thick pumice" slowed them for 30 minutes during the early morning hours of 28 August as they were approaching the northern islands of the Lau Group in Fiji, about 500 km NW of Metis Shoal. ... Read all