Bouillante Chain

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  • France
  • West Indies
  • Maar(s)
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.12°N
  • 61.75°W

  • 420 m
    1378 ft

  • 360811
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bouillante Chain.

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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene

420 m / 1378 ft


Volcano Types


Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Oceanic crust (< 15 km)

Geological Summary

The Bouillante Chain along the west-central coast of Basse Terre consists of a N-S-trending chain of phreatomagmatic craters and offshore submarine cones that were active about 0.8-0.25 million years ago (Komorowski et al., 2005). The Bouillante geothermal field and numerous submarine hot springs attest to its recent activity.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Komorowski J-C, Boudon G, Semet M, Beauducel F, Antenor-Habazac C, Bazin S, Hammouya G, 2005. Guadeloupe. In: Lindsay J M, Robertson R E A, Shepherd J B, Ali S (eds). {Volcanic Hazard Atlas of the Lesser Antilles}, Trinidad and Tobago, Seismic Res Unit, Univ West Indies, p 67-105.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Bouillante Chain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Bouillante Chain.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Bouillante Chain Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.