Metis Shoal Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTERMITTENT ERUPTION, NO ASH IDENTIFIABLE.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 22:15
22:15 PM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 22:11 UTC, 14/10/19 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191014/2206Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: METIS SHOAL 243070
PSN: S1911 W17452
AREA: TONGA
SUMMIT ELEV: 43M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1
INFO SOURCE: VONA, PILOT . SFC OBS TONGA MET
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTERMITTENT ERUPTION, NO ASH
IDENTIFIABLE.
OBS VA DTG: 14/2206Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL100 070/07KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 15/0406Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 15/1006Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/1606Z NO VA EXP
RMK: PILOT OBS OF WHITE PLUME UP TO FL150-FL170. NO EVIDENCE
OF ASH, WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR AND UPDATE IF NECESSARY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news

Wed, 9 Oct 2019, 06:00
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
Wed, 18 Oct 2006, 06:00
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
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