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Harrat Lunayyir volcano

volcanic field 1370 m / 4,495 ft
Tabuk Province, western Saudi Arabia, 25.17°N / 37.75°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Harrat Lunayyir volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive
Harrat Lunayyir volcano eruptions: around 1000 AD or beforeNo recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Harrat Lunayyir volcano is a volcanic field in western Saudi Arabia east of the Red Sea port of Umm Lajj. The basaltic field contains about 50 cinder cones and lava flows aligned N-S. Two of the lava flows have reached the Red Sea.
An eruption has probably occurred in the 10th century AD or earlier.

2009 earthquake swarm
A seismic swarm occurred at Harrat Lunayyir volcanic field in May 2009, probably caused by a magmatic intrusion of an 8-km-long dike to shallow crustal depth. ...more

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