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Volcanic eruption at Meltis Shoal, Tonga, 1967-1968

William G. Melson

Volcanic eruption at Meltis Shoal, Tonga, 1967-1968

description and petrology

by William G. Melson

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby WilliamG. Melson, Eugene Jarosewich, and Charles A. Lundquist.
SeriesSmithsonian contributions to the earth sciences -- No. 4
ContributionsJarosewich, Eugene., Lundquist, Charles A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20586234M

This is a list of volcanic eruptions of the 20th century measuring a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of at least 4, as well as notable smaller eruptions. Note that there may be many other eruptions that have not been identified, and estimates for the size of eruptions can be subject to considerable s: s, s, s, s, s, . In December and January , a volcanic island 1 km wide by 2 km long was created adjacent to the island of Hunga Ha'apai 65 kilometers northwest of Nuku'alofa. The volcanic eruption has built the new island to a height of m composed of ash and large rock fragments. In regards to volcanism, Tonga has moderate volcanic : Ranked th.

The following table shows the recent and ongoing volcanic history around the world by year of activity and volcano name. Source: Global Volcanism Program. Web:   That was the case in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga when an underwater volcanic eruption sprouted a new island while demolishing another in the process. According to news outlet Matangi Tonga Online, the undersea eruption caused the former island of Lateiki to sink while a new island of the same name was created simultaneously.

The Tonga archipelago is prone to earthquake and under water Volcanic eruption. Almost every year i.e. , , there is an earthquake. The recent one being on 19th March The Tonga earthquake was a magnitude earthquake that occurred off the coast of Tonga on Ma UTC. Tongan Volcano Adventure. A SetSailor recently sailed onto the scene of a volcanic eruption near Tonga, where he witnessed the birth of a new island. Fredrik Fransson of Maiken has sent us a gripping account with incredible photos of the experience. We had seen on the chart that Metis Shoal and Home Reef in the area were known for volcanic.


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Volcanic eruption at Meltis Shoal, Tonga, 1967-1968 by William G. Melson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Buy Volcanic Eruption at Metis Shoal, Tonga, Description and Petrology,Smithsonian Contributions 1967-1968 book the Earth Sciences, Number 4: 18 pages. on FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersAuthor: W.

et al. Melson. "The eruption of Metis Shoal, Tonga, was evidentially similar to the frequent shallow submarine eruptions of the inner island arc of Tonga. The eruption began about 10 Decemberand an island eventually emerged; by 19 Februarythe island had been eroded to beneath wave base.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Melson, William G., Volcanic eruption at Metis Shoal, Tonga, 18 p. (OCoLC) Material Type. Volcanic Eruption at Metis Shoal, Tonga, Description and Petrology Introduction In late Decemberwe were informed by the Smithsonian Center for Short-lived Phenomena that a volcanic eruption was under way in the Tonga Islands.

The early reports indicated that a submarine eruption had resulted in creation of a new island. The eruption of Metis Shoal, Tonga, was evidentially similar to Volcanic eruption at Meltis Shoal frequent shallow submarine eruptions of the inner island arc of Tonga.

The eruption began about 10 Decemberand an island eventually emerged; by 19 Februarythe island had been eroded to beneath wave base. The eruptions were characterized by explosions of Volcanic eruption at Meltis Shoal and ash which. An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific Ocean / compiled and arranged for th Volcanic eruption at Metis Shoal, Tonga, [electronic resource]: description and petrology / W An account of the natives of the Tonga islands, in the South Pacific Ocean / compiled and arranged from.

Metis Shoal volcano (Tonga): weekly volcanic activity report 16 October - 22 October Thursday, 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.

Water samples from Metis Shoal, Tonga, were collected on Februby C.A. Lundquist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. They were kept in poly- ethylene bottles and had been obtained on January 8,right over the subsided shoals approximately five weeks after the end of visible by: 6. SOILS OF TONGATAPU, TONGA H,S, GIBBS Soil Bureau, Lower Hutt now at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waikato Part of NEW ZEALAND SOIL SURVEY REPORT 35 New Zealand Soil Bureau Department of Scientific and Industrial Research ~Je 11 i ngton, New Zea 1 and R.

MILLER OlkE CTC». Metis Shoal, Tonga. Eruption Updates New eruption at Metis Shoal (added 05 July ) Eruption continues, more info (added 13 July ) Pictures and Images of Metis Shoal Pictures supplied Bradley J Scott (@), Volcano Surveillance, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand.

A Tongan vessel reported a strong eruption between and on 19 June at °S, °W, in the area of Metis Shoal, a frequently active submarine volcano that last erupted December January The island appeared around 11 Decemberand had submerged again by 19 February (Melson and others, ).

Inlarge pumice rafts were first seen in May between Tonga and Fiji. Metis was seen in strong eruption in June, with ash emission in July, and fumarolic activity in August. The June Eruption of Fonualei Volcano, Tonga.

An Historical Analysis Metis Shoal), coincides with the chain of. Volcanic eruptions have been recorded for Late Island. flow sheet from Aso caldera, southwestern Japan, Contrib. Mineral Petrol, 16,Macdonald, G.

A., A contribution to the petrology of Tutuila, American. Metis Shoal volcano (Tonga): weekly volcanic activity report 30 October-5 November Thursday, GeoNet reported that by 1 November the eruption at Metis Shoal (Lateiki) had formed an elongated island with no visible evidence of the old dome.

In mid July, an island was observed m long, m wide, and 15 m high. In Julypumice had reached N and E shores of Santa Isabel Island, in the Solomon Islands. Eruption An eruption was observed at Metis Shoal volcano on 12th December In January eruption sent lava to a height of m. Along with underlying sea-rafted products of the local Taupo eruption of ca.

yr B.P., these events have been used to bracket the first arrival of humans at New Zealand. Loisels Pumice is dacitic to rhyolitic (SiO 2 63–78 wt%) in composition, but individual clasts are homogeneous (SiO 2 range ± 1 wt%).Cited by:   Lateiki is highly practiced in the art of volcanic makeovers.

Several of its eruptions reportedly built ephemeral shoal islands in the 18th and 19th centuries, and more definitively in and. Sediments of the North Fiji Basin have been studied as part of a geological and geophysical survey of the central and western parts of the basin.

The study is based on a detailed examination of five piston cores that have sampled a continuous sedimentary record of the last by: 5. The ephemeral Fonuafo'ou island in the central part of the Tonga Islands is also known as Falcon Island, named after the British vessel H.M.S.

Falcon which reported a shoal in This volcano has been the site of island-forming eruptions on at least two occasions since the 19th century.

Islands up to 6 km in length were formed in eruptions beginning in and ; in. Dredged igneous rocks from the northern termination of the Tofua magmatic arc, Tonga and adjacent Lau Basin Article (PDF Available) in Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 34(4)Above: Metis Shoal, a submarine volcano near the Tonga Islands, has erupted nine times since The summit of the volcano is only a few meters below sea level.

The eruption lasted more than two months, producing a small island that lasted several months before being washed away, and sending rafts of pumice as large as 15x30 miles (25xAbstract.

The Lau Basin comprises oceanic crust that separates the remnant Lau Ridge volcanic arc from the active Tofua arc. The basin is situated above mantle exhibiting strong seismic wave attenuation; it overlies the west dipping seismic zone of the Tonga Trench subduction system and is presently opening at rates as high as cm/yr.

Seaward rollback of the trench axis, Cited by: