Harrat Rahat

Volcano number:231070
Region:Middle East and Indian Ocean
Country:Saudi Arabia
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

The Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) maintain a seismograph network on the Medina side of Harrat Rahat to monitor for signs of volcanic activity, and also monitors the temperatures of hot springs at volcanic fields across the country. The SGS is responsible for the monitoring of the volcanic fields and provides publically accessible information about the activity in the country (Brown et al., 2015).

A national seismic network is located in Saudi Arabia.

Note that all ‘volcanoes’ in Saudi Arabia are volcanic fields normally comprising multiple, monogenetic (single eruption) vents.

Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
Reference:Regional and country profiles of volcanic hazard and risk. Report IV of the GVM/IAVCEI contribution to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
S.K. Brown, R.S.J. Sparks, K. Mee, C. Vye-Brown, E. Ilyinskaya, S. Jenkins, S.C. Loughlin
Location:39.78, 23.08

Satellite image of Harrat Rahat volcano. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program