Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Mehetia
The 1.5-km-wide, steep-sided island of Mehetia, seen here from the south, is the youngest and SE-most of the Society Islands. The 435-m-high island is the summit of a large volcano that rises 4000 m from the sea floor. Wave erosion has truncated lava flows of an older edifice, leaving steep cliffs that overlie coral reefs seen at the peninsula in the left foreground. The summit of the island is fomed by a younger edifice that may have been the source of apparent eruptive events mentioned in Polynesian legends. Photo by Jacky Vedraine (http://www.polynesiepassion.net).
Volcano Number:333040
Volcano Name:Mehetia
Country:France
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Elevation:389m
Tectonic Setting:Intraplate / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:114
Pop. within 10km:114
Pop. within 30km:114
Pop. within 100km:114
Latitude:-17.874
Longitude:-148.068



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
333040 Mehetia 10307 Uncertain Eruption 0 SE of Mehetia (-1700 m?) 1981/3/5 1981/12/16
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the MaGa Database
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