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Harra es-Sawâd volcano

volcanic field 1737 m / 5,699 ft
Arabian Peninsula, world, 13.58°N / 46.12°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Harra es-Sawâd volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive
Harra es-Sawâd volcano eruptions: 1253 No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
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.

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.


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