Harrat Khaybar

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25°N
  • 39.92°E

  • 2093 m
    6865 ft

  • 231060
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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
0650 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Harrat Lali

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Photo Gallery


The 4000 sq km Harrat Ithnayn volcanic field appears in the center of this Space Shuttle image with north to the upper right. Harrat Ithnayn contains scattered shield volcanoes and scoria cones that have produced extensive lava flows, some of which are less than 4500 years old. Harrat Ithnayn merges with the larger Harrat Khaybar volcanic field to its south, the dark partially cloud-covered area at the lower left.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS-61A-483-20 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Harrat Khaybar, one of Saudi Arabia's largest volcanic fields, covers an area of more than 14,000 sq km north of Madinah (Medina). This Space Shuttle image shows the central vent area of the volcanic field. Light-colored areas at the center of the image show felsic lava domes and tuff rings; above this area is the Jabal Qidr stratovolcano. The lava flows extending westward from the central vent area are young prehistorical and historical in age. An eruption was reported in early Mohammedan times during the 7th century CE.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS38-74-6, 1990 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Light-colored lapilli deposits of the Jabal Bayda ("White Mountain") tuff cone have been mistaken for a snow-capped peak. A small lava dome was constructed within the crater. Jabal Bayda and the Jabal Abyad lava dome (upper left) are part of the 14,000 sq km Harrat Khaybar volcanic field, located north of the city of Madinah (Medina). A spectacular 100-km-long N-S linear vent system in Harrat Khaybar contains felsic lava domes, tuff rings, the Jabal Qidr stratovolcano, as well as numerous small basaltic cones.

Copyrighted photo by Michael Fenton, USGS (courtesy Earth Science World Image Bank http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images)
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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