Report on Additional Reports (Unknown) — February 1988
Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 2 (February 1988)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.
Additional Reports (Unknown) Fiji: Pumice near Lau Island, but no new submarine activity known
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 1988. Report on Additional Reports (Unknown) (McClelland, L., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 13:2. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN198802-600500
Lat Unknown, Unknown; summit elev. m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
The crew of Air Pacific flight FJ 407 (Tonga to Nausori, Fiji) observed a zone of floating pumice ~1.5 km long by 3-4 m wide near 20°S, 178°W (near the S end of the Lau Group, Fiji) on 11 February at 1011. No reports of pumice from ships or island residents [are known to GVN].
Geological Summary. Reports of floating pumice from an unknown source, hydroacoustic signals, or possible eruption plumes seen in satellite imagery.
Information Contacts: J. Latter, DSIR, Wellington.