Morne Diablotins

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Morne Diablotins
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Morne Diablotins - largest volcano on Dominica.
Elevation 1,447 m (4,747 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,447 m (4,747 ft)[1]
Listing Country high point
Location
Morne Diablotins is located in Dominica
Morne Diablotins
Morne Diablotins
Dominica, Caribbean
Coordinates 15°30′12″N 61°23′50″W / 15.50333°N 61.39722°W / 15.50333; -61.39722Coordinates: 15°30′12″N 61°23′50″W / 15.50333°N 61.39722°W / 15.50333; -61.39722[2]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption c. 30,000 years ago

Morne Diablotins is the highest mountain in Dominica, an island-nation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. It is the second highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles, after La Grande Soufrière in Guadeloupe. Morne Diablotins is located in the northern interior of the island, about 15 miles north of Dominica's capital Roseau and about 6 miles southeast of Portsmouth, the island's second-largest town. It is located within Morne Diablotin National Park.[3]

The mountain is volcanic, and last erupted c. 30,000 years ago.[4] There are no known historical eruptions. The source of the Toulaman River lies in the mountain area.

Morne Diablotins shares its name with the local term for the rare Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata).[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Morne Diablotins, Dominica". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Morne Diablotins". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1600-09%3D. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
  3. ^ “Caribbean Hiking” by M. Timothy O’Keefe, Google Books
  4. ^ Carey, Steven N.; Sigurdsson, Haraldur (1980). "The Roseau Ash: Deep-sea Tephra Deposits from a Major Eruption on Dominica, Lesser Antilles Arc". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 7 (1–2): 67–86. Bibcode:1980JVGR....7...67C. doi:10.1016/0377-0273(80)90020-7. 
  5. ^ Bright, Michael (2006). Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-300-12549-8.