Metis Shoal volcano (Tonga, Tonga Islands) activity update: New submarine eruption
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 12:5512:55 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND
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.
Eruption plume seen on Sentinal satellite imagery.
No other signs of the eruption have manifested on the surface so far, but the previous eruption in 1995 was explosive.
Wed, 16 Oct 2019, 06:00
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. ... Read all
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 22:15