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Chances Peak

 

Chances Peak

Chances Peak
Location in Montserrat
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)[note 1]
Prominence 915 m (3,002 ft)
Location
Location Montserrat, Caribbean
Coordinates

16°42′40″N 62°10′38″W / 16.71111°N 62.17722°W / 16.71111; -62.17722Coordinates: 16°42′40″N 62°10′38″W / 16.71111°N 62.17722°W / 16.71111; -62.17722

Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption January 3, 2009

Chances Peak is the culminant point of the active complex stratovolcano named Soufrière Hills. It is the highest point in Montserrat, a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea.

Chances Peak is on a Destructive Plate Margin. The volcano itself is in the middle Caribbean plate but this is because the North American Plate and the Atlantic Plate subducts beneath it causing a build up of pressure to form a volcano.

On 17 September 1965 a Boeing 707 aircraft operating as Pan Am Flight 292 flew into Chances Peak near the summit and was destroyed, killing the 30 people on board.[1]

See also

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References

External links

  • Montserrat.
  • USGS Info on Soufrière Hills Volcano
  • British Geological Survey
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