Pitons de Carbets volcano

Updated: Aug 8, 2022 11:57 GMT - Refresh
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)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Aug 4, 2022 2:14 pm (GMT -4) (Aug 4, 2022 18:14 GMT)
2.1

59 km
68 km (42 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 66 km east of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Aug 4, 2022 6:04 am (GMT -4) (Aug 4, 2022 10:04 GMT)
1.8

24 km
69 km (43 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 61 km east of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jul 26, 2022 12:08 pm (GMT -4) (Jul 26, 2022 16:08 GMT)
2.4

27 km
46 km (29 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 39 km east of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Jul 26, 2022 3:53 am (GMT -4) (Jul 26, 2022 07:53 GMT)
2.0

28 km
46 km (29 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 21 km east of Le François, Martinique

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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