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Monowai volcano
submarine volcano -132 m / - 433 ft
Kermandec Islands, New Zealand, -25.89°S / -177.19°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Monowai volcano eruptions:
2008, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002 (Nov), 2002 (May), 1999, 1997-98, 1997 (Apr), 1996, 1995, 1990-91, 1988, 1986, 1982, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977 (Oct), 1977 (Apr), 1944(?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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News & activity updates from Monovai submarine volcano

Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 17:50
Location of the observed pumice rafts (image: GeoNet)
It is still unclear which volcano produced the pumice raft observed west of Minerva Reef southwest of Tonga (Pacific Ocean) by a New Zealand Royal Air Force aircraft on 16 November. ...more
Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 07:31
Pumice raft observed on 31 Oct near Monovai seamount (RNZAF via GeoNet)
New Zealand scientists concluded that most likely 3 underwater eruptions occurred during this October at the shallow submarine volcano, one of the most active ones in the Tonga-Kermadec arc. ...more [read all]
Mon, 13 Aug 2012, 10:05
The eruption reported on 11 August was most likely from Havre Seamount.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012, 06:38
A satellite image from 10 Aug showing the pumice raft off Raoul Island in the Kermadec Islands (Image: Aqua/MODIS 2012/223 08/10/2012 01:30 UTC (NASA), annotations: Eric Klemetti / Eruptions Blog)
A submarine eruption has taken place a few days ago in the Kermandec Islands. The eruption was not directly observed, but a new large pumice raft has been spotted by NZ navy and others. The pumice is drifting 85 nautical miles south-west of Raoul Island on Thursday night (9 Aug). ...more [read all]

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