Metis Shoal volcano (Tonga): weekly volcanic activity report 30 October-5 November 2019
Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 07:1707:17 AM | BY: MARTIN
GeoNet reported that by 1 November the eruption at Metis Shoal (Lateiki) had formed an elongated island with no visible evidence of the old 1995 dome.
New elongated island with reduced area 22 000 m² (image: Sentinel 2/Copernicus/Culture Volcano)
According to a news article the new island is about 100 m wide and 400 m long and had emerged at a location 120 m away from the former island. The article noted that the eruption had ceased.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 30 October-5 November 2019
Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 11:05
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. Read all
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 02:00