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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. ...

Mehetia is in the Windward Islands, in the east of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. This article is about the Caribbean island group. ... The Society Islands (French: Îles de la Société or offically Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the south Pacific, administratively part of French Polynesia. ...

Mehetia is uninhabited and doesn't have much vegetation but has a small coral reef on the underwater slopes.

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Mehetia, Osnaburg Island - South Seas Companion Place (592 words)
Mehetia is the easternmost island in the Society group.
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 Hawkesworth’s Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, vol.
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