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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10658

The summit of the steep-sided Sorcière lava dome rises from the coast at the left to just above the horizon.  Morne Acouma lava dome (left-center) lies to the right of Sorcière in this view from Soufrière harbor (south of the domes) and was the source of a lava flow that extends to the northern edge of the town.  Coastal cliffs below the domes consist of block and ash flow deposits associated with growth of the domes.  The dacitic Morne Acouma dome is older than about 28,500 years. Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

The summit of the steep-sided Sorcière lava dome rises from the coast at the left to just above the horizon. Morne Acouma lava dome (left-center) lies to the right of Sorcière in this view from Soufrière harbor (south of the domes) and was the source of a lava flow that extends to the northern edge of the town. Coastal cliffs below the domes consist of block and ash flow deposits associated with growth of the domes. The dacitic Morne Acouma dome is older than about 28,500 years.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).


Plat Pays, Morne