Utila Island

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  • 16.1°N
  • 86.9°W

  • 74 m
    243 ft

  • 343160
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Utila Island. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

McBirney A R, Bass M N, 1969. Geology of Bay Islands, Gulf of Honduras. Amer Assoc Petrol Geol Mem, 11: 229-243.

Williams H, McBirney A R, 1969. Volcanic history of Honduras. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 85: 1-101.

The island of Utila in the Carribean Sea off the northern coast of Honduras is the easternmost and lowest of the Bay Islands at the southern edge of the submarine Bartlett Trough. Utila is capped by a thin veneer of Holocene basaltic rocks at its eastern end (McBirney and Bass, 1969). Basaltic lavas and tuffs were erupted onto a coral-capped erosional surface. Stuert Hill (also spelled Stuart Hill) is a pyroclastic cone that was constructed at the center of the volcanic terrain, and Pumpkin Hill is a small littoral cone located along the NE coast of the island. The high point of the island is Pumpkin Hill, which rises only 74 m above sea level.