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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09432

Steam rises from Boiling Lake, a geothermal area on the NE flank of Morne Watt volcano.  This phreatomagmatic explosion crater is filled by a bubbling lake about 85 x 75 m wide, with a typical depth of about 10-15 m.  Both water level and temperature have varied widely during historical time.  The lake was almost empty following the 1880 phreatic eruption, and again temporarily almost emptied in December 2004, when water levels dropped 10 m or more below the high-water mark. Photo by Paul Jackson, 1998 (Seismic Research Unit, University of West Indies).

Steam rises from Boiling Lake, a geothermal area on the NE flank of Morne Watt volcano. This phreatomagmatic explosion crater is filled by a bubbling lake about 85 x 75 m wide, with a typical depth of about 10-15 m. Both water level and temperature have varied widely during historical time. The lake was almost empty following the 1880 phreatic eruption, and again temporarily almost emptied in December 2004, when water levels dropped 10 m or more below the high-water mark.

Photo by Paul Jackson, 1998 (Seismic Research Unit, University of West Indies).


Morne Watt