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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10656

The Morne Patates (far left) and Crabier (right) lava domes, the youngest features of the Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex, rise above Scotts Head village on the southern tip of Dominica.  The youngest dated eruption from Morne Patates took place about 685 years Before Present (BP) and produced block and ash flow deposits.  Similar deposits were dated at about 1560 yrs BP, and an airfall deposit dated at about 2380 yrs BP also originated from this group of young lava domes.   Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

The Morne Patates (far left) and Crabier (right) lava domes, the youngest features of the Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex, rise above Scotts Head village on the southern tip of Dominica. The youngest dated eruption from Morne Patates took place about 685 years Before Present (BP) and produced block and ash flow deposits. Similar deposits were dated at about 1560 yrs BP, and an airfall deposit dated at about 2380 yrs BP also originated from this group of young lava domes.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).


Plat Pays, Morne