Mehetia is a very young active volcano 110 kilometers (68.4 miles) east of Taiarapu on peninsula of Tahiti. It has an area of 2.3 square kilometers (0.89 sq. miles) and its tallest point is 435 meters (1,427 ft.) Mehetia’s well-defined volcanic crater contains a very active hot point. In 1981 the island was the center of earthquakes. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...
A young and active volcanic island, Mehetia rises to a height of 435 metres.
The first Europeans to meet the inhabitants of Mehetia were the men aboard H.M.S. Dolphin, commanded by Samuel Wallis, in June 1767 (see the South Seas edition of Hawkesworths Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, vol.
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