Morne Plat Pays Volcano | John Seach


Dominica, Caribbean

15.22 N,  61.37 W
summit elevation 960 m

Morne Plat Pays Volcano is located in southern Dominica. The volcano contains a caldera which formed 39,000 years ago. Several lava domes are located outside the caldera and one submarine dome south of Scotts Head.

Fumaroles are active at the volcano. 

An earthqauke swarm was recorded at Morne Patates Volcano in October 1998.

Further reading
Lindsay, J.M., Stasiuk, M.V. and Shepherd, J.B., 2003. Geological history and potential hazards of the late-Pleistocene to Recent Plat Pays volcanic complex, Dominica, Lesser Antilles. Bulletin of Volcanology65(2-3), pp.201-220.

Wadge, G., 1985. Morne Patates volcano, southern Dominica, Lesser Antilles. Geological Magazine122(3), pp.253-260.

Morne Plat Pays Volcano Eruptions

1270 ± 50, 390 AD ± 40, 430 BC?, 4740 BC?