Metis Shoal volcano news & activity updates:

Metis Shoal volcano (Tonga): weekly volcanic activity report 16 October - 22 October 2019

Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption plume seen from Metis Shoal (image: Sentinel hub)
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.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 16 September-22 October 2019

Previous news

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 all
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