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Harrat Khaybar

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  • Saudi Arabia
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Volcanic field
  • 650 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25°N
  • 39.92°E

  • 2093 m
    6867 ft

  • 231060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Harrat Khaybar.

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0650 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Harrat Lali
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Harrat Khaybar.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Harrat Khaybar.

Photo Gallery

The 4,000 km2 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 4,500 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 km2 to the N 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 lava domes and tuff rings; above this area is Jabal Qidr volcano. The lava flows extending to the W from the central vent area are young prehistoric and historic. 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 mantle the Jabal Bayda ("White Mountain") tuff cone; a lava dome is visible within the crater. Jabal Bayda and the Jabal Abyad lava dome (upper left) are part of the 14,000 km2 Harrat Khaybar volcanic field, located N of the city of Madinah (Medina). A 100-km-long N-S linear vent system in Harrat Khaybar contains lava domes, tuff rings, the Jabal Qidr stratovolcano, and 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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GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Harrats Khaybar, Ithnayn, and Kura, Saudi Arabia, Geol Map of
Publisher: Min of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, S Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1991
Series: GM
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Harrats Khaybar, Ithnayn, and Kura, Saudi Arabia, Geol Map of

Title: Geologic Map ot the Saudi Arabian Shield
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1989
Series: Professional Paper 560-A
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geologic Map ot the Saudi Arabian Shield

Title: Map of Cenozoic Igneous Rocks of Saudi Arabia
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1989
Series: Professional Paper 560-A
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Map of Cenozoic Igneous Rocks of Saudi Arabia

Title: Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: Dept Min for Mineral Resources, MPMR, Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula

Title: Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: DMA, copyright HMSO London 1982
Country: S Arabia, Mid East
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geogr Map of the Al Madinah Quad, Sheet 24D, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1981
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geogr Map of the Al Madinah Quad, Sheet 24D, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geogr Map of the Wadi Al 'Ays Quad, Sheet 25C, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1981
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geogr Map of the Wadi Al 'Ays Quad, Sheet 25C, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geologic Map of the Wadi Al `Ays Quad, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1981
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geologic Map of the Wadi Al `Ays Quad, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geologic Map of the Al Medinah Quad, Sheet 24D, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1981
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geologic Map of the Al Medinah Quad, Sheet 24D, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geologic Map of the Yanbu' Al Bahr Quad, Sheet 24C, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1979
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geologic Map of the Yanbu' Al Bahr Quad, Sheet 24C, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geologic Map of the Khaybar Quad, Sheet 25D, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1979
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geologic Map of the Khaybar Quad, Sheet 25D, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geogr Map of the Khaybar Quad, Sheet 25D, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1979
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geogr Map of the Khaybar Quad, Sheet 25D, Saudi Arabia

Title: Geogr Map of the Yanbu' Al Bahr Quad, Sheet 24C, Saudi Arabia
Publisher: Saudi Arabia Min. of Petrol. and Mineral Resources
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1979
Series: Geoscience Maps
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Geogr Map of the Yanbu' Al Bahr Quad, Sheet 24C, Saudi Arabia

Title: Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Arabia
Year: 1963
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Arabian Peninsula

Title: Persian Gulf
Publisher: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center U.S. Air Force
Country: Arabia
Year: 1958
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Persian Gulf
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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