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Harrat 'Uwayrid

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  • Saudi Arabia
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Volcanic field
  • 640 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.08°N
  • 37.25°E

  • 1920 m
    6299 ft

  • 231020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Harrat 'Uwayrid.

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0640 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Anthropology Hala-'l-Bedr, Hala-'l-'Ishqua or both
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Harrat 'Uwayrid.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Harrat 'Uwayrid.

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/).
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: 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: 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 'Uwayrid in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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