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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11904

The 1,800 km2 Miocene and Quaternary 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 and yellowish areas mark scoria cones and deposits. Scoria cones occur throughout the field, and a few outlying cones lie E of the main lava field.  NASA Landsat image, 2003 (USGS).

The 1,800 km2 Miocene and Quaternary 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 and yellowish areas mark scoria cones and deposits. Scoria cones occur throughout the field, and a few outlying cones lie E of the main lava field.

NASA Landsat image, 2003 (USGS).

Keywords: volcanic field | lava flow | remote sensing


Harrat al Birk