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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10659

Scotts Head lava dome (left foreground) forms a narrow peninsula extending from the village of Scotts Head (right) on the southern tip of Dominica.  A submarine lava dome, named Mountain Top, is thought to be less than 9000 years old and rises to within 30 m of the sea surface about a kilometer south of Scotts Head dome.  The peak on the left horizon is Morne Play Pays stratovolcano; the post-caldera lava domes of Morne Patates, Crabier, and Morne Rouge form the center-to-right horizon.  Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

Scotts Head lava dome (left foreground) forms a narrow peninsula extending from the village of Scotts Head (right) on the southern tip of Dominica. A submarine lava dome, named Mountain Top, is thought to be less than 9000 years old and rises to within 30 m of the sea surface about a kilometer south of Scotts Head dome. The peak on the left horizon is Morne Play Pays stratovolcano; the post-caldera lava domes of Morne Patates, Crabier, and Morne Rouge form the center-to-right horizon.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).


Plat Pays, Morne