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Morne Plat Pays volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 09:07 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 940 m / 3,084 ft
West Indies, Dominica, 15.26°N / -61.34°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Morne Plat Pays volcano eruptions: 1270 ± 50 years
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 6:43 pm (GMT -4) (Jun 30, 2022 22:43 GMT)
2.7

32 km
73 km (45 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 43 km east of Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
Friday, June 24, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 24, 2022 10:42 am (GMT -4) (Jun 24, 2022 14:42 GMT)
1.9

6 km
4.9 km (3 mi)
Saint Patrick, 7.9 km east of Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
Jun 24, 2022 4:29 am (GMT -4) (Jun 24, 2022 08:29 GMT)
2.1

47 km
52 km (32 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 57 km east of Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 2:10 pm (GMT -4) (Jun 23, 2022 18:10 GMT)
2.4

40 km
65 km (40 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km east of Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 3:05 am (GMT -4) (Jun 22, 2022 07:05 GMT)
1.5

143 km
32 km (20 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 37 km east of Roseau, Saint George, Dominica

Background

The Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex occupies the southern tip of the island of Dominica and has been active throughout the Holocene. An arcuate caldera that formed about 39,000 years ago as a result of a major explosive eruption and flank collapse is open to Soufrière Bay on the west. This depression cuts the SW side of Morne Plat Pays stratovolcano and extends to the southern tip of Dominica. At least a dozen small post-caldera lava domes were emplaced within and outside this depression, including one submarine dome south of Scotts Head. The latest dated eruptions at the Morne Plat Pays complex occurred from the Morne Patates lava dome about 1270 AD, although younger deposits have not yet been dated. The Morne Plat Pays complex is the site of extensive fumarolic activity, and at least ten swarms of small-magnitude earthquakes, none associated with eruptive activity, have occurred since 1765 at Morne Patates.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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