Nevis Peak Volcano | John Seach


Nevis Island, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean

17.15 N, 62.58 W
summit elevation 985 m

Nevis Peak Volcano is located on Nevis Island, Caribbean. The volcano contains a summit lava dome and four flank lava domes. Madden's Mount and Butlers Mountain are located on the NE and eastern flanks, Mount Lily on the NW coast and Saddle mountain on the southern coast.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit 15 km NE of the volcano on Sunday, 2nd November 2008 at 04:05 am. The earthquake had a focus of 10 km depth.

Active fumaroles and hot springs are found on the island.

Further reading
Robson, G.R., Barr, K.G. and Smith, G.W., 1962. Earthquake Series in St. Kitts–Nevis 1961–62. Nature195(4845), pp.972-974.

Smith, A.L. and Roobol, M.J., 1994. Eastern Caribbean volcanic hazards. In Transactions of the Caribbean Conference on Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Windstorms and Floods: St. Augustine, Trinidad, University of the West Indies (pp. 220-229).

Nevis Peak Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions.