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Harrat ar Rahah

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  • Saudi Arabia
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.8°N
  • 36.17°E

  • 1950 m
    6396 ft

  • 231010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Harrat ar Rahah.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Harrat ar Rahah. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Harrat ar Rahah 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 Harrat ar Rahah.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Harrat ar Rahah.

Photo Gallery

The large dark wedge-shaped area pointing to the lower right near the center of this Space Shuttle image is Harrat 'Uwayrid, a major volcanic field in NW Saudi Arabia. Harrat 'Uwayrid lies on the Bedouin pilgrim route to Syria and contains young basaltic scoria and tuff cones. Bedouin legends say that Hala-'l-Bedr erupted fire and stones in 640 CE, killing herdsmen and their cattle and sheep. Another volcanic field, Harrat ar Rahah (upper left), lies to the NW, left of the small light-colored desert area at the upper left-center.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS37-152-84, 1991 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The darker-colored area extending diagonally to the right down the center of this Space Shuttle image is Harrat ar Rahah, the northernmost of a series of Quaternary volcanic fields paralleling the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. The geometrical outlines of the historical town of Tabuk (top-center), located on the road leading from Hijr to Damascus, can be seen to the north. There are fewer young volcanoes in Harrat ar Rahah than in other harrats (lava fields) to the south.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS37-152-177, 1991 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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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: Geologic Map ot the Saudi Arabian Shield
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1989
Series: Professional Paper 560-A
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geologic Map ot the Saudi Arabian Shield
Title: Map of Cenozoic Igneous Rocks of Saudi Arabia
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1989
Series: Professional Paper 560-A
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Map of Cenozoic Igneous Rocks of Saudi Arabia
Title: Geologic Map of the Al Bad' Quadrangle, Sheet 28A, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1987
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geologic Map of the Al Bad' Quadrangle, Sheet 28A, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Title: Geogr Map of the Shaghab Quad, Sheet 27B, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1985
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geogr Map of the Shaghab Quad, Sheet 27B, Saudi Arabia
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: Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: DMA, copyright HMSO London 1982
Country: S Arabia, Mid East
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Title: Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Arabia
Year: 1963
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Arabian Peninsula
Title: Persian Gulf
Publisher: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center U.S. Air Force
Country: Arabia
Year: 1958
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Persian Gulf
Title: Clermont-Ferrand
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: France
Year: 1943
Series: AMS M661
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Clermont-Ferrand
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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