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 B.Scott@gns.cri.nz Manager Volcano Surveillance Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences New Zealand