Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Rahat, Harrat
The northern part of Saudi Arabia's largest lava field, 20,000 km2 Harrat Rahat, is seen in this Space Shuttle image (N to the top left). Harrat Rahat extends for 300 km S of the city of Madinah (Medina), the light-colored area at the top-center. Although basaltic scoria cones are more common, small shield volcanoes and lava domes are also present. The most well-known eruption took place in 1256 CE, when the large dark-colored flow seen extending to the upper right traveled 23 km to within 4 km of Madinah. NASA Space Shuttle image ISS001-344-27, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Volcano Number:231070
Volcano Name:Rahat, Harrat
Country:Saudi Arabia
Volcano Type:Volcanic field
Last Eruption:1256 CE
Elevation:1744m
Tectonic Setting:Intraplate / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:1010115
Pop. within 10km:1010115
Pop. within 30km:1010115
Pop. within 100km:138380
Latitude:23.08
Longitude:39.78



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
231070 Rahat, Harrat 14153 Confirmed Eruption 2 West of Madinah Historical Observations 641
231070 Rahat, Harrat 14154 Confirmed Eruption 3 Fissure 20 km SE of Madinah Historical Observations 1256/6/5 1256/7/27
231070 Rahat, Harrat 14155 Uncertain Eruption Near Madinah 1292
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