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Al Harrah volcano

volcanic field 1100 m / 3,609 ft
western Saudi Arabia, 31.08°N / 38.42°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style: effusive
Al Harrah volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago No recent earthquakes
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Al Harrah volcano is a large basaltic volcanic field in NW Saudi Arabia near the Jordanian border. It comprises 15,200 sq km of basalt lava flows and forms the southern third of the Harrat Ash Shamah volcanic field, which extends from Syria through Jordan into northern Saudi Arabia.

Background:

The Saudi Arabian portion of the Harrat Ash Shamah volcanic field extends across a 210-km-long, roughly 75-km-wide NW-SE-trending area on the NE flanks of the Wadi Sirhan and reaches its 1100 m high point at Jabal al Amud. Activity began during the Miocene; a younger eruptive stage, at the SE end of the volcanic field, occurred during the late-Pleistocene and Holocene.
(Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)


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