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Tonga and Fiji Islands: volcano news & updates

Thu, 7 Nov 2019, 07:17
New elongated island with reduced area 22 000 m² (image: Sentinel 2/Copernicus/Culture Volcano)
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. ... read all
Thu, 24 Oct 2019, 11:05
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. read all
 

Volcanoes of Tonga (21 volcanoes)

Ata Volcanic Complex | Curacoa | Falcon Island | Feinga Seamount | Fonualei | Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai | Kao | Late | Metis Shoal | Niuafo'ou | Tafahi | Tafu-Maka | Tofua | Toku | Unnamed | Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W | Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W | Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W | Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W | Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W | West Mata
Ata Volcanic Complex
(Unknown)
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Curacoa
(Submarine volcano)
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Falcon Island
(Submarine volcano)
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Feinga Seamount
(Submarine)
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Fonualei
(Stratovolcano)
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai
(Submarine volcano)
The small islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai cap a large seamount located about 30 km SSE of Falcon Island, approximately 65 km NW of Vuna Wharf, Nuku’alofa, and 70 km SW of Nomuka Island. [more]
Kao
(Stratovolcano)
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Late
(Stratovolcano)
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Metis Shoal
(Submarine volcano)
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Niuafo'ou
(Shield volcano)
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Tafahi
(Stratovolcano)
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Tafu-Maka
(Submarine volcano)
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Tofua
(caldera)
Aerial photo of Tofua (Tonga Ministry of Lands, Survey, and Natural Resources, 1990, published in Taylor and Ewart, 1997)
Tofua volcano is the subaerial part of a large frequently active stratovolcano. It forms the 8 km wide circular Tofua Island, dominated by the 5 km wide caldera containing a freshwater lake at only 30 m above sea level and surrounded by steep 300 m cliffs.
The island is kno... [more]
Toku
(Submarine)
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Unnamed
(Submarine)
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Unnamed 18.325°S/174.365°W
(Submarine volcano)
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Unnamed 20.85°S/175.53°W
(Submarine volcano)
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Unnamed 21.15°S/175.75°W
(Submarine volcano)
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Unnamed 21.38°S/175.65°W
(Submarine volcano)
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Unnamed 24.8°S/177.02°W
(Submarine volcano)
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West Mata
(Submarine volcano)
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