Saba Volcano | John Seach


Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

17.63 N, 63.23 W
summit elevation 887 m

Saba volcano is located in the northern Caribban.
The volcanic island is 5 km in diameter and contains Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on a lava flow which formed Flat Point Peninsula in the NE.

Saba Island contains a central summit dome which was possibly formed in a Pelean eruption, and several craters have been identified. The only town on the island is located adjacent to one of the volcanic craters.

Further reading
Defant, M.J., Sherman, S., Maury, R.C., Bellon, H., De Boer, J., Davidson, J. and Kepezhinskas, P., 2001. The geology, petrology, and petrogenesis of Saba Island, Lesser Antilles. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research107(1-3), pp.87-111.

Baker, P.E., Buckley, F. and Padfield, T., 1980. Petrology of the volcanic rocks of Saba, West Indies. Bulletin Volcanologique43(2), pp.337-346.

Saba Volcano Eruptions

Eruption of Saba Volcano in 1636