Zukur Volcano | John Seach


Red Sea, Yemen

14.02 N, 42.75 E
summit elevation 624 m
Shield volcano

Zukur volcano is located in the Red Sea between Yemen and Eritrea.

The ownership of the island was in dispute until 1996 when Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague awarded it to Yemen.

The volcano is located in an area of the Red Sea where crustal spreading is slower than further north. Zukur Island is surrounded by shallow water.

Further reading
Gass, I.G., Mallick, D.I. and Cox, K.G., 1973. Volcanic islands of the Red Sea. Journal of the Geological Society129(3), pp.275-309.

Regional Significance of Volcanic Geochemistry in the Afar Triple Junction, Ethiopia.
P. A. MOHR Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (1972).

Zukur Volcano Eruptions

Holocene eruptions of Zukur Volcano.