Bouillante Chain

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  • France
  • West Indies
  • Maar(s)
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
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  • 16.12°N
  • 61.75°W

  • 420 m
    1378 ft

  • 360811
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bouillante Chain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Bouillante Chain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Bouillante Chain.

The Bouillante Chain along the west-central coast of Basse Terre consists of a N-S-trending chain of phreatomagmatic craters and offshore submarine cones that were active about 0.8-0.25 million years ago (Komorowski et al., 2005). The Bouillante geothermal field and numerous submarine hot springs attest to its recent activity.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bouillante Chain. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bouillante Chain page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Bouillante Chain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Bouillante Chain.

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.

Komorowski J-C, Boudon G, Semet M, Beauducel F, Antenor-Habazac C, Bazin S, Hammouya G, 2005. Guadeloupe. In: Lindsay J M, Robertson R E A, Shepherd J B, Ali S (eds). {Volcanic Hazard Atlas of the Lesser Antilles}, Trinidad and Tobago, Seismic Res Unit, Univ West Indies, p 67-105.

Volcano Types

Maar(s)
Submarine(es)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Oceanic crust (< 15 km)

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Bouillante Chain Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.