Pelée

Volcano number:360120
Region:West Indies
Country:France
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR, GPS - continuous
Duration of observation:InSAR (2006-2008)
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

No deformation was detected at Mont Pelée during an ALOS survey of Latin American volcanoes (Fournier et al., 2010).

Current GPS monitoring is carried out by the Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de la Martinique (OVSM) – http://www.ipgp.jussieu.fr/fr/ovsm/sismicite-regionale (in French).

Reference:Fournier, T. J., M. E. Pritchard, and S. N. Riddick (2010), Duration, magnitude, and frequency of subaerial volcano deformation events: New results from Latin America using InSAR and a global synthesis, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q01003, doi:10.1029/2009GC002558.
Location:
Location:-61.165, 14.809

View from the southwest of Mont Pelée. Photo: Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).