Harrat ar Rahah

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.8°N
  • 36.17°E

  • 1950 m
    6396 ft

  • 231010
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Harrat ar Rahah.

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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).

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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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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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