Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09436
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).
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