Harra es-Sawad

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Harra es-Sawad
Elevation 1,737 m (5,699 ft)
Location
Location Yemen Yemen
Geology
Type Volcanic Field
Last eruption 1253

Harra es-Sawad is a large TrachyBasalt- Basaltic volcanic field that runs along the Gulf of Aden. Near the city of Shuqra.

Morphology[edit]

The field stretches for around 100 km, that runs along the Gulf of Aden. The field contains around 100 Volcanic Cones. The field is orientated on a WSW-ENE line. This has produced a 40 x 95 km lava field, this field is mostly Holocene in age and covers faulted basement limestone. Many of the fields cones are young and uneroded.

1253 Eruption[edit]

The only eruption that has been noted in historical times occurred in 1253. This eruption was a large VEI 3 eruption, although it was poorly documented. Given the age of the field, other eruptions may have occurred in the recent past.

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