Nevis Peak

Photo of this volcano
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • West Indies
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.15°N
  • 62.58°W

  • 985 m
    3231 ft

  • 360040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nevis Peak.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Nevis Peak.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Nevis Peak.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Nevis Peak. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Nevis Peak page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery

Nevis Peak volcano is seen from a ferry approaching the port of Charlestown, which lies across a narrow channel from St. Kitts Island. The composite cone is capped by two overlapping summit craters that are partially filled by a lava dome. Four other lava domes were constructed on the flanks of the volcano. A small lava dome was emplaced within the inner crater in recent precolumbian time, and pyroclastic flows and mudflows were deposited on the lower slopes of the cone.

Photo by Kirstie Simpson, 2001 (Seismic Research Unit, University of West Indies).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Nevis Peak in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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