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Hanish

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  • Yemen
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.72°N
  • 42.73°E

  • 422 m
    1385 ft

  • 221022
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Hanish.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Hanish. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Hanish page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Hanish.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Hanish.

Photo Gallery

The 20-km-long island of Hanish is seen in this composite NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). Alignment of vents along a prominent NE-SW trend gives the island its elongated shape. Short lava flows reached the coast on both sides of the island, including a very youthful flow prominent on the NW coast. Initial phreatic eruptions were followed by the formation of basaltic cinder and spatter cones that produced fluid lava flows. Suyul Hanish Island lies at the bottom center, and other offshore island lie along the regional NE-SW trend.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: (in Russian) Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (in Russian) Ethiopia

Title: Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Red Sea & Ethiopia
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)

Title: Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: Dept Min for Mineral Resources, MPMR, Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula

Title: Yemens
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1977
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,250
Map of Yemens

Title: Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Publisher: Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Ethiopia, Geol Map of

Title: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Yemen
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Red Sea & Ethiopia
Year: 1975
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Yemen

Title: Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Arabia
Year: 1963
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Arabian Peninsula
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Hanish in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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