Was The Harras of Dhamar in Yemen A Giant Ancient Tree

Geological Summary
The lava fields surrounding the town of Dhamar are part of a volcanic field extending 80 km E that includes several stratovolcanoes and many youthful volcanic cones. Basaltic lava flows overlie older rhyolitic flows. Residents near Dhamar “spoke of a volcanic eruption that must have taken place in 1937 near the town” (von Wissmann, 1942; Rathjens and von Wissmann, 1942; cited in Neumann van Padang, 1963); this supposed activity has not been confirmed, located, or described by later work.

 

Basic Data
Volcano Number
Last Known Eruption

 

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude

 

231120
Unknown – Eruption Observed

3500 m / 11483 ft

 

14.57°N
44.67°E

Basic Data
Volcano Number
Last Known Eruption

 

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude

 

231120
Unknown – Eruption Observed

3500 m / 11483 ft

 

14.57°N
44.67°E

Volcano Types
Volcanic field
Rock Types
Major
Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Rhyolite
Tectonic Setting
Intraplate
Continental crust (> 25 km)
Population
Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km 791,276
791,276
791,276
5,778,965