St. Kitts Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF ST. KITTS The island of St. Kitts (also St. Christopher), with an area of 177 km2 and a population of 36,000, comprises a chain of overlapping volcanic centers 28 km long and elongated NW-SE along the axis of the Active Arc of the Lesser Antilles. Baker (1969) described how volcanism migrated along… Continue reading St. Kitts Geology

St. Eustatius Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF ST. EUSTATIUS St Eustatius or Statia is an island of 21 sq. km with a population of around 2100. It is elongated northwest along the axis of the northern Lesser Antilles and measures 8 km NW by 3.5 km and comprises two morphologically distinct units. The north-west end comprises a cluster of… Continue reading St. Eustatius Geology

Montserrat Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF MONTSERRAT Montserrat island (with an area of 102 and a pre-1995 eruption population of 10,500, is composed of three major volcanic centers, ranging in age from Pleistocene to Recent The northern end of the island is formed by the Silver Hill complex described by Rea (1970, 1974) as composed of two-pyroxene… Continue reading Montserrat Geology

Providencia Geology

The Geology of Providencia The Colombian island cluster of Providencia (latitude 13 degrees 21 minutes N., longitude 80 degrees 22 minutes E.), the adjacent Santa Catalina island and four small islands inside a broad lagoon with a massive fringing coral reef, are all part of a deeply dissected Miocene stratovolcano. The islands have a combined… Continue reading Providencia Geology

Dominica Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF DOMINICA Dominica lies at the center of the Lesser Antilles Island arc, where the islands of the Active Arc (see Lesser Antilles Arcs map on this website) are large and complex comprising many coalesced stratovolcanoes. The island has an area of 750 and a population of 74,000 including 3,000 Carib Indians.… Continue reading Dominica Geology

Saba Geology

THE GEOLOGY OF SABA Saba is the northernmost volcanic island in the Active Arc of the Lesser Antilles with an area of only 13 sq. km and a population of around 1200. It is rhomb shaped and is a single volcano measuring 4.6 km east to west and 4.0 km north to south rising to… Continue reading Saba Geology

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