La Grande Soufrière

Local nameLa Soufrière
LocationSaint-Claude, France

La Grande Soufrière,, is an active stratovolcano on the French island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. It is the highest mountain peak in the Lesser Antilles, rising 1,467 m high.The last magmatic eruption was in 1580±50 during which the current lava dome was emplaced. More recent eruptions have been phreatic in type. On February 8, 1843, an eruption of La Grande Soufrière caused by an earthquake killed over 5,000 people.In 1976 a large amount of seismic activity led to a mass evacuation of the island's 72,000 residents.

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Coordinates 16°2'35.679" N -61°39'49.395" E

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