Soufrière


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Soufrière

(so͞ofrēĕr`), active volcano, 4,813 ft (1,467 m) high, on Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean Sea. Called also La Grande Soufrière, it is the highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles. The volcano erupted in 1976 with no loss of life, as the area had been safely evacuated.

Soufrière,

volcano, 4,048 ft (1,234 m) high, on St. Vincent island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. On May 7, 1902, the day before the great eruption of PeléePelée
, volcano, 4,429 ft (1,350 m) high, on N Martinique, in the West Indies. On May 8, 1902, the day after the eruption of Soufrière on St. Vincent, Pelée also erupted, engulfing Saint-Pierre at its base in a pyroclastic flow and killing c.
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 on Martinique island, Soufrière erupted, laying waste a third of St. Vincent, killing more than 1,000 people, and scattering a heavy fall of ash on Barbados island, c.75 mi (120 km) to the east.