Harrat 'Uwayrid Volcano | John Seach


Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia

27.08 N,  37.25 E
summit elevation 1900 m
Volcanic field

The volcanic field is located in NE Saudi Arabia, 110 km from the Red Sea. An eruption of the volcano in 640 AD killed herdsmen, cattle and sheep.

Further reading
Altherr, Rainer, et al. "Geodynamic setting of Upper Miocene to Quaternary alkaline basalts from Harrat al ‘Uwayrid (NW Saudi Arabia): Constraints from KAr dating, chemical and Sr-Nd-Pb isotope compositions, and petrological modeling." Lithos 330 (2019): 120-138.

Kaliwoda, M., Altherr, R. and Meyer, H.P., 2007. Composition and thermal evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Harrat Uwayrid, eastern flank of the Red Sea rift (Saudi Arabia). Lithos99(1-2), pp.105-120.

Harrat 'Uwayrid Volcano Eruptions

640 AD