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Harrat Hutaymah volcano

Volcanic field unknown
Saudi Arabia, 26.98°N / 42.4°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Harrat Hutaymah volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Harrat Hutaymah volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

Harrat Hutaymah is a Quaternary alkali basalt volcanic field that is rich in tuff cones and ultramafic xenoliths (Thornber, 1990). It lies NE of the trend of the main lava fields of Saudi Arabia and is one of the smaller fields. One K-Ar date of 1.80 +/- 0.05 was obtained from a lava flow cut by a tuff ring.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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