Pitons de Carbets volcano

Stratovolcano 1196 m / 3924 ft
Martinique Island, France, 14.7°N / -61.12°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Pitons de Carbets volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
29 Jul 2021 19:22:34 GMT
0.8

1.8 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Martinique: Near Fort-de-France
29 Jul 2021 10:07:26 GMT
0.4

2.4 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Martinique: Near Fort-de-France
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
27 Jul 2021 02:49:09 GMT
0.2

1 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Martinique: Near Fort-de-France
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
26 Jul 2021 21:20:19 GMT
2.0

2.2 km
7.7 km (4.8 mi)
6.8 km north of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
25 Jul 2021 03:01:59 GMT
0.9

1 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Martinique: Near Fort-de-France

Background

The Pitons de Carbets volcanic complex SE of Montagne Pelée, was active during the Pliocene and Pleistocene. The early edifice was cut by a major flank-collapse leaving a breached caldera open to the west, inside which a group of lava domes known as the Pitons were constructed.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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