Mount Pelée

Local nameLe Chinois
LocationSaint-Pierre, France

Mount Pelée is a volcano at the northern end of Martinique, an island and French overseas department in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean. Its volcanic cone is composed of stratified layers of hardened ash and solidified lava. The volcano has been dormant since its most recent eruption in 1932.The stratovolcano's eruption in 1902 destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing 28,000 people in the space of a few minutes, in the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century.

Tags Volcano
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Address Martinique

Coordinates 14°48'32.886" N -61°9'55.304" E

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