Harra es-Sawâd volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 07:41 GMT - Refresh
volcanic field 1737 m / 5,699 ft
Arabian Peninsula (World), 13.58°N / 46.12°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Harra es-Sawâd volcano (also spelled Shuqra) is a volcanic field in southern Yemen. It contains about 100 cones that have produced young lava flows.
There are reports about an eruption in 1253 AD, but it's possible that there were more recent eruptions that went unnoticed.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Harra es-Sawâd volcano eruptions: 1253
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

The Harra es-Sawâd volcanic field contains about a 100 cones that have produced large 45x90 km lava field that overlies faultet basement limestones. It stretches WSW-ENE along the Gulf of Aden east of Shuqra (Shaqra) city. It has produced a large young field of lava flows, which show little signs of erosion.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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