The St Lucia volcano, also called the St Lucia sulphur springs is said to be the only drive-in volcano in the world. The last minor eruption occurred in the late1700’s. It was only a steam eruption but not one with magma and ash.
In the 1830’s approximately 760 tons of sulphur was mined and exported. Although there are signs of activity going on, for example the boiling mud, water and steam that emerge from the crater, the volcano is dormant.
There are several pots of boiling water that are above the normal boiling point. There are also many colors at the surface as a result of sulfur, iron, calcium oxide, copper oxide, magnesium, carbon and other mineral deposited there.
The caldera is believed to be connected to the ocean because of increase reaction during a full moon which causes high tides.
The islands of the eastern Caribbean are linked via a volcanic arc, but the St Lucia volcano is different because the water has therapeutic qualities.
You will find people who go to bath there in order to remove blemishes on their skin.
Walking in the crater is now prohibited after one of the guides fell in a pool of boiling water when he was jumping up and down on it. Fortunately, it was only waist height, so he was rescued but he did suffer from some severe burns from the waist down.
There is a very strong smell of sulfur that comes out of it. It is weak during the day but very strong at nights. You can smell it for miles away at nights but that is a good thing. If the smell goes away, then that would mean that there is going to be a volcanic eruption.
The volcano is located in Soufriere. The people of Soufriere pride themselves on having the only drive in volcano in the world right at their door steps. In fact, there are people living within the perimeter of the craters.
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St Lucia Volcano Video
Hi there, well I have never been to the St Lucia Volcano so here's my story. I came to this website and watched the video above about the volcano. It was …
Time To Get To Volcano From Castries
We will be docking in St Lucia while on a cruise. How long does it take to drive to the volcano, and what is the approximate cost for a taxi?
Cost to Visit Drive In Volcano
What is the cost of an expedition at the Drive in volcano in Soufriere?
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How many people died when the volcano last erupted in St Lucia
Getting to Sulphur Springs
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St Lucia Volcano Erupt
Does the volcano erupt and if it does how many times a year?
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Zohe Volcano Story
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Did the St Lucia Volcano Ever Erupt?
I just want to know if the volcano ever erupt
Drive in Volcano
How much is it to drive in the volcano?
Age To Drive Through The Volcano?
Is there an age minimum for a child to be able to drive through the volcano? Can we go through in a taxi?
Before The First Eruption Not rated yet
Do you have any access to how the volcano looked before it had erupted a couple years back and also what caused the eruption in terms of the solid soil …
molly Not rated yet
where is Soufriere located and how big is the caldera?
Ashes From Soufriere Volcano Not rated yet
When i was a little girl i lived in the village of Micoud and if my memory serve me correctly, I remember as a little girl in the village, the farmers …
St Lucia Sulphur Springs Not rated yet
During my last summer home (St. Lucia), my best friend and I would make it our duty to drive all the way to Soufriere about midnight just to relax in one …
The Volcano Not rated yet
The volcano is awesome. The valcano is the most awesome drive through volcano in the world.
How Many Times St Lucia Volcano Erupted Not rated yet
I've been learning about St. Lucia at School. How many times has the volcano erupted?" (Question from Ruben aged 6 and a half) Thanks
St Lucia Volcano Smell Not rated yet
The volcano smells like rotten eggs when u arrive but after it does not bother you. The Sulphur springs are actually quite good to bathe but now, lower …
St Lucia Volcano Size Not rated yet
What Size is the biggest volcano on St Lucia?
Fell into a Volcano Not rated yet
Well, it was January, 25th, 2000. I was on my vacation with my daughter and my wife. We went on a tour to St. Pompeii, the volcano had not yet erupted …
sulphur springs Not rated yet
We went to the Sulphur Springs and it was fun.
Volcanoes and Us Not rated yet
Our volcano is the only drive in volcano in the entire creation that GOD created for us, so it will attract tourist with its body itching beauty, that …