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Bir Borhut

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NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov) showing the darker lava flows of Borhut volcano south and west of the Wadi al Masilah in eastern Yemen
NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov) showing the darker lava flows of Borhut volcano south and west of the Wadi al Masilah in eastern Yemen
Bir Borhut volcano is an active, but almost unknown volcano in eastern Yemen near the Gulf of Aden. Old documents tell of volcanic activity in the 10th century, and it was reported to have still been "smoking" in 1813.
Volcano typevolcanic field normal or dormant
LocationYemen
Summit elevationca. 600 m / 1,800 ft
Bir Borhut volcano eruptions1813 (?), 905 AD (?)
Typical eruption styleeffusive
Geologic maps and satellite images of the Arabian Peninsula show young, probably basaltic lava flows in an area south and west of Wadi al Masilah river valley.
 

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