Soufrière Guadeloupe

Volcano number:360060
Region:West Indies
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR, GPS - continuous, GPS - campaign, Strainmeter, Tiltmeter, EDM
Duration of observation:2006-2008 (InSAR)
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

No deformation was detected at Soufrière Guadeloupe during an 2006-2008 ALOS survey of Latin America (Fournier et al., 2010).

Current GPS, tilt, strain and EDM monitoring is carried out by the Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Guadeloupe (OVSG) – (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:-61.664, 16.044

View of Soufrière Guadeloupe from the northwest during unrest in October 1976. Photo: Richard Fiske, 1976 (Smithsonian Institution).