Morne Diablotins

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  • Dominica
  • West Indies
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 15.503°N
  • 61.397°W

  • 1430 m
    4690 ft

  • 360090
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Morne Diablotins.

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

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Photo Gallery


Cloud-draped Morne Diablotins (center) is the largest volcano on Dominica and one of the largest of the Lesser Antilles. It is seen here from the south beyond Morne Trois Piton volcano at the far right. Two coalescing lava domes form the summit of 1430-m-high Morne Diablotins, and precolumbian pyroclastic-flow aprons on the NW flank are relatively unmodified by erosion. Historical eruptions are not known from Morne Diablotins. However the volcano has a youthful appearance, and seismic swarms have occurred nearby in recent years.

Photo by Paul Jackson, 1998 (Seismic Research Unit, University of West Indies).
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Cloud-draped Morne Diablotins volcano rises above the leeward coast of Dominica. This little known volcano is the largest on Dominica and one of the largest of the Lesser Antilles. Two coalescing lava domes form the summit of 1430-m-high Morne Diablotins, and precolumbian pyroclastic-flow aprons on the NW flank are relatively unmodified by erosion. The sharp-topped peak in the right foreground is the Morne Espagnol (Barbers Rock) lava dome. No historical eruptions are known from Morne Diablotins.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Morne Espagnol, also known as Barbers Block, is a steep-sided Pliocene lava dome that rises to 365 m above the coast on the NW flank of Morne Diablotins volcano, whose summit is hidden in the clouds. The massive volcano, the largest on Dominica, is capped by a complex of at least five lava domes. Block-and-ash flow deposits radiate away from the summit and reach the coast.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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