Harrat al Birk

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 18.37°N
  • 41.63°E

  • 587 m
    1925 ft

  • 231072
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Harrat al Birk.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Harrat al Birk. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Harrat al Birk page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


The Harrat al Birk volcanic field forms the dark-colored area between the Red Sea coast and the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right). This 1800 sq km Miocene and Quaternary volcanic field separates the Tihamat ash Sham and Tihamat 'Asir coastal plains. Cinder cones are scattered throughout the basaltic volcanic field, and a few outlying cones lie east of the main lava field.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS055-151-184, 1993 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The Harrat al Birk volcanic field extends diagonally across the center of this NASA Landsat image along the Red Sea coast. Dark-colored areas are lava fields of this 1800 sq km Miocene and Quaternary volcanic field, and yellowish areas mark pyroclastic cones and deposits. Cinder cones are scattered throughout the basaltic volcanic field, and a few outlying cones lie east of the main lava field.

NASA Landsat image, USGS, 2003.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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