OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Saba

Latitude (dd): 
17.63
Longitude (dd): 
-63.23
Elevation (m): 
887
Country: 
Netherlands
State (Province, etc): 
West Indies
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

 


Space Shuttle photo STS039-0083-0098 looking southwest across the northern part of the lesser Antilles volcanic arc.

Saba is a stratovolcano with a single historic eruption shortly before 1636 AD. This historic eruption was from a flank vent and produced pyroclastic flows.


Sources of Information:

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.