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Nevis Peak

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  • 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
    3232 ft

  • 360040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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.

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.

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nevis Peak.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nevis Peak.

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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Repub, Greater and Lesser Antilles
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: W Indies
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Repub, Greater and Lesser Antilles

Title: West Indies: The Making of America
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Country: W Indies
Year: 1987
Series: National Geographic
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:4,395
Map of West Indies: The Making of America

Title: Bath of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea
Publisher: AAPG, Williams & Heintz Map Corp.
Country: US/ C.Am/ S.Am
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:3,289
Map of Bath of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea

Title: Bathymetry: E Caribbean
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Bathymetry: E Caribbean

Title: Total Geomag Field Intensity: E Caribbean
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Total Geomag Field Intensity: E Caribbean

Title: Structural Fabric: E Caribbean
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Geophysical (Structural)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Structural Fabric: E Caribbean

Title: Struc Contour Map of Deepest Acoustic Reflector
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Struc Contour Map of Deepest Acoustic Reflector

Title: Sediment Thickness to Deepest Acoustic Reflector
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Sediment Thickness to Deepest Acoustic Reflector

Title: Venezuela Basin: Sed Thickness to Top of Horizon A
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Venezuela Basin: Sed Thickness to Top of Horizon A

Title: Venezuela Basin: Sed Thickness Top of A-Top of B
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Venezuela Basin: Sed Thickness Top of A-Top of B

Title: (A) Track Control: E Caribbean
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (A) Track Control: E Caribbean

Title: (B) Track Control: E Caribbean
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (B) Track Control: E Caribbean

Title: (C) Track Control: E Caribbean
Publisher: Department of the Navy
Country: W Indies
Year: 1976
Series: Geophys Maps of Car
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (C) Track Control: E Caribbean
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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