Date:         Tue, 13 Jun 1995 01:07:07 MST
From: "Scott, Brad" 
Subject:      Eruption at Metis Shoal

General Info:

On June 6 the Hydrographic Office in Tonga notified the New
Zealand Hydrographic Office that an eruption was in progress at
Metis Shoal (19.18S  174.87W).  The NZ Hydrographic Office has
issued a Long Range Navigation Warning to all shipping. The ship
Obtfriesland reported the shoal in eruption while passing on 9
June at 1050h.
Eruptive activity at Metis in 1979 is reported in Global
Volcanism 1975-85 (McCelland et al) Note the location as 17.18S
is in error.

Bradley J Scott               
Manager Volcano Surveillance
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences
New Zealand