A review of historical lahars, floods, and landslides in the Precheur river catchment (Montagne Pelee volcano, Martinique island, Lesser Antilles) | INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

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  A review of historical lahars, floods, and landslides in the Precheur river catchment (Montagne Pelee volcano, Martinique island, Lesser Antilles)

Type de publication:

Journal Article

Source:

Bulletin De La Societe Geologique De France, Volume 184, Ticket 1-2, p.137-154 (2013)

ISBN:

0037-9409

Numéro d'accès:

WOS:000318747200013

Mots-clés:

UMR 7154 ; Observatoires volcanologiques et sismologie de la Martinique

Résumé:

The Prêcheur river catchment belongs to the Montagne Pelée volcano massif located in the north of Martinique island, in the Lesser Antilles arc. In June 19–20, 2010 two high-discharge lahars overflowed and partially damaged the Prêcheur bridge, interrupting the road traffic for several days, and inundating part of the Abymes quarter. These non-eruptive, rain-triggered lahars were the consequence of the mobilization of loose volcanic material accumulated in the river bed by a massive landslide of the Samperre cliff that occurred on May 11, 2010.