Photo of this volcano
  • 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
    1384 ft

  • 221022
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Hanish.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Hanish.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Hanish.

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.
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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