Zukur volcano

shield volcano 624 m / 2,047 ft
Rotes Meer, Yemen, 14.02°N / 42.75°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Zukur (Zugar) volcano forms the northernmost large island of the Zukur-Hanish island group in the southern Red Sea between Eritrea and Yemen.
It consists of young basaltic pahoehoe lava flows and cinder cones, but there are no known historic eruptions.
Zukur and the other islands of Greater Hanish archipelago in the Red Sea were disputed with fighting between Eritrea and Yemen in December 1995. In 1998 the Permanent Court of Arbitration determined that the most of archipelago, including Zukur Island, belonged to Yemen.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Zukur volcano eruptions: less than 10,000 years ago

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from: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information:
The Zukur-Hanish island group, in contrast to other Red Sea islands such as Jebel at Tair or the Zubair Islands, lies in shallow waters south of the Red Sea median trough. Products of phreatic eruptions at Zukur form small islands and coastal cones. Late-stage trachytic lava domes produced viscous lava flows. Vents on Zukur are aligned along a NE-SW trend.


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