Harrat Uwayrid

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.08°N
  • 37.25°E

  • 1920 m
    6298 ft

  • 231020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

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

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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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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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