Es Safa volcano

Volcanic field 979 m / 3,212 ft
Syria, 33.25°N / 37.07°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Show interactive Map
[hide map] [enlarge]
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Es Safa volcano eruptions: 1850 ± 10 years

No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location

Background

The Es Safa volcanic field, in southern Syria SE of the capital city of Damascas (Dimashq), consists of a lava field with broad areas containing Holocene volcanic vents. The basaltic field (also referred to as As Safa) contains numerous vents erupted from NW-SE-trending fissures. A boiling lava lake was reported in the Es Safa volcanic area in the middle of the 19th century. This volcanic field lies within the northern part of the massive alkaline Harrat Ash Shaam volcanic field that extends from southern Syria through NE Jordan to Saudi Arabia.
---
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Es Safa Photos

DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - grazing oryxes and concentrated photographers under Great Rift Valley acacia (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - grazing oryxes and concentrated photographers under Great Rift Valley acacia (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid)
Driving down from the green highlands around Addis down into the Danakil desert we pass through the African steppe vegetation and have a short safari in Awash National Park (Photo: Anastasia)
Driving down from the green highlands around Addis down into the Danakil desert we pass through the African steppe vegetation and have a short safari in Awash National Pa...
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - a venue of vultures (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - a venue of vultures (Photo: Ingrid)
 



See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.