Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10427
The NW part of the 5,900 km2 Harrat Kishb volcanic field is seen in this Space Shuttle image. The field is located E of a N-S-trending line of volcanic fields in central Saudi Arabia. The medium-brown-colored Jabal Aslaj scoria cone visible near the top of the dark lava flows near the center of the image was the source of the flows seen here. A second area of young flows seen at the lower right surrounds the circular Al Wahbah maar. These lava flows are stratigraphically younger than a 6,500-4,000-year-old pluvial period.
NASA Space Shuttle image STS102-708-13, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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