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Meheti'a or Me'eti'a is a vulcanic isle on the islands of the wind, in the eastern part of the Society Islands in Polynesia, France. It is a very young volcano 110 km eastern of the Taiarapu Peninsula of Tahiti. It covers an area of 2.3 km2 and has a highest point of 435m.
Meheti'a's well delineated volcano craters contain a very energetic hotspot. 1981 the earthquake struck on the isle. It was first viewed in Europe by the Spaniard Pedro Fernández de Quirós on February 9, 1606, which she called Decena (ten in Spanish) Later it was spotted by Samuel Wallis in HMS Dolphin 1767 and Louis Antoine de Bougainville 1768 The Spaniard sailor Domingo de Boenechea also saw it on the boat Aguila on November 6, 1772:241 He called it San Cristóbal Isle.
Meheti'a is an administrative part of Taiarapu-Est and its most eastern community Tautira. It is an inhabited and sparsely vegetated small sandy beach with a small shallow water area. Aphrodite' s Iceland.
Volcanism Global Program | Mehetia
SEISM activities, which began in March 1981, were discontinued in December. Bathymmetric surveys around the isle found indications of an elliptic opening at 1,700 metres below sealevel on the SE slope, at the same site as the first episodes of the shoal of earthquakes. Global Volcanism Program has no weekly reports for Mehetia.
An earthquake under Mehetia started on March 6 and continued at the end of October. The Mehetia earthquake monitoring centre, which was in operation from 25 to 30 March, registered some 13 km of earthquake. Number vs. Size Interval Logs of ML 0.2 from Mehetia, March 6-December 15, 1981.
During the first two races of the flock, characterised by a number of feeble incidents, b = 1.63. Earthquake (ML 0, 9 or more) per 3-Daily Average in Mehetia, March 6 - early December 1981 (293 days). The Mehetia shoal releases sea buoyant power (3-day intervals), March 6 - early December 1981.
More than 3,000 more than 0.9 (ML) or higher were registered by the end of October. Out of these, about 30 were thicker than ML 3. 0, inclusive size 4. Talandier's extraction of the well-defined frequency-magnitude relation shows that about 50,000 incidents more than ML 0.1 probably happened during the school.
In Mehetia, no superficial igneous activities have been recorded. Moehetia is a well definied conical shape of about 1.500 meters in circumference and 435 meters high, with a 200 meter caldera at the apex. SEISM activities, which began in March 1981, were discontinued in December. Bathymmetric surveys around the isle found indications of an elliptic opening at 1,700 metres below sealevel on the SE slope, at the same site as the first episodes of the shoal of earthquakes.
This ~400 metre high islet ( "Meetia" or Meketia in Tahiti and Tuamotuan) is the top of a large volcanic peak rising 4000 metres from the seabed. An intact Holocene craters, 150 metres in width and 80 metres in depth, is situated in the north-west of the peak and was the spring of the latest streams of volcanic activity on the isle ((Binard et al., 1993).
The other newer activities come from a U-boat caldera at 2500-2700 meters deep on the SE-slope. South Pacific Mehetia Island: Geoology and petrorology of the emerging part of the Society Hotspot. Tahitian, Teahitian and Mehetia geochemical investigations, Society Island Chain. datasheets of IAVCEI, Rome: Dates for 1 Holocene eruption period are available.
For Mehetia no historical information on deformations is available. Global Volcanism Program has no tickets for Mehetia. No rehearsals for Mehetia in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore series.