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The Quill

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  • Netherlands
  • West Indies
  • Stratovolcano
  • 250 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.478°N
  • 62.96°W

  • 601 m
    1972 ft

  • 360020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for The Quill.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for The Quill.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for The Quill.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0250 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
0550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
6140 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for The Quill.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for The Quill.

Photo Gallery

The Quill stratovolcano (center) forms the SE end of Statia (St. Eustatius) Island. Pleistocene volcanic rocks form the hill at the lower left, and Mount Liamuiga volcano on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) Island rises across the strait at the right center. A steep-sided 760-m-wide crater truncates the summit of The Quill, which was formed about 32,000-22,000 years ago by rhyolitic eruptions on a shallow-water limestone bank. Pyroclastic-flow and -surge deposits, the last of which were erupted about 400 CE, blanket the slopes of the volcano.

Photo by John Shepherd, 2000 (Seismic Research Unit, University of West Indies).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for The Quill.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for The Quill in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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