Jabal Yar

Volcano number:231080
Region:Middle East and Indian Ocean
Country:Saudi Arabia
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
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Jabal Yar is the only historically active volcanic field in Saudi Arabia. The last eruption recorded was a VEI 2 event in 1810. Unrest has been recorded since 1900, with active hot springs identified (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:42.83, 17.05

Satellite image of Jabal Yar volcano. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program