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Metis Shoal volcano
Submarine volcano 43 m / 141 ft
Tonga, Tonga Islands, -19.18°S / -174.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Metis Shoal volcano eruptions:
1995 
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Metis Shoal volcano news & activity updates:

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

Thursday Oct 24, 2019 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
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Eruption plume seen on Sentinal satellite imagery.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
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. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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