La Soufrière Ty fault (Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe)

General view of the 1976 30th august fault which was opened by a steam blast during a phreatic eruption

Volcano: La Soufrière (see La Soufrière at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: In addition to fumarolic emissions, intense diffuse soil degassing has been recognized at the southeastern base of La Soufrière lava dome, in a hydrothermal area aligned on the Ty fault volcano-tectonic structure that cuts the dome.

Point of contact for this site:
François Beauducel, ( Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris )

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
La Soufriere_Ty fault_2703200627/3/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 4, 2014

Bibliographic references for this site

Allard P., A. Aiuppa, F. Beatuducel, D. Gaudind, R. Di Napoli, S. Calabrese, F. Parello, O. Crispi, G. Hammouya, G. Tamburello, 2014,Steam and gas emission rate from La Soufriere volcano, Guadeloupe (Lesser Antilles): Implications for the magmatic supply during degassing unrest, Chemical Geology, vol.384, pp. 76-93, DOI:

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