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

Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 02:00
02:00 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVPS01 at 01:48 UTC, 22/10/19 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191022/0148Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: METIS SHOAL 243070
PSN: S1911 W17452
AREA: TONGA
SUMMIT ELEV: 43M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/2
INFO SOURCE: VONA, PILOT REPORT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTERMITTENT ERUPTION, NO ASH IDENTIFIED.
OBS VA DTG: 22/0148Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL120 145/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/0748Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1348Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/1948Z NO VA EXP
RMK: PILOT OBS OF WHITE PLUME UP TO FL1200. NO EVIDENCE OF
ASH. WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR AND UPDATE IF NECESSARY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES


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