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Mount Soufrière | St. Vincent


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
13° 20' 2.544" N, 61° 10' 57.0648" W
Mount Soufrière

Mount Soufrière - Photo: dimitrisokolenko

La Soufrière - Mount Soufrière (“The Sulfurer”) or Soufrière Saint Vincent is an active volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. At 4049 ft (1234 m), Mount Soufrière is the highest peak on Saint Vincent as well as the highest point in the island country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Soufrière is a stratovolcano with a crater lake and is the island's youngest and northernmost volcano.

La Soufrière violently erupted in 1718, 1812, 1902, 1971, and 1979. The eruption of May 7, 1902, just hours before the eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, killed 1,680 people. The death zone, where almost all persons were killed, was close to entirely Carib. This last large remnant of Carib culture was destroyed, the island of Dominica's Carib Territory being much smaller in comparison at that time.

The last recorded eruption was in April 1979; due to advance warning there were no casualties. Many volcanoes in the Caribbean are named Soufrière (French: "sulphur outlet"). These include Soufrière Hills on Montserrat and La Grande Soufrière on Guadeloupe.

More infos: Wikipedia

Mount Soufrière

Mount Soufrière - Photo: SteveMc

Mount Soufrière

Mount Soufrière - Photo: nicksnelling

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Mount Soufrière - Photo: Giulia

Mount Soufrière

Mount Soufrière - Photo: imcivor

SUBMITTED ON 10.18.2013.