|Region:||Middle East and Indian Ocean|
|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
Satellite image of Jabal Yar volcano. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program