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Jabal Yār (Arabic: جَبَل يَار) is a small basaltic volcanic field in Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen. It is the southernmost (young) volcanic field in Saudi Arabia. The field is rich in olivine.
|Elevation||305 m (1,001 ft)|
|Native name||جَبَل يَار (Arabic)|
|Mountain type||Volcanic field|
|Last eruption||1810 ± 10 years|
The field is located near the Red Sea, in the southwest of the country. The field contains three groups of volcanoes ('Ukwatain, Qummatain and Djar'attain-Harra). The area is still very active. South of Djar'attain and between it and 'Ukwatain, hot springs are present.
The only eruption at the field took place in 1810 ± 10 (give or take 10 years). It was a small (VEI 2) explosive eruption that produced lava flows.
- Global Volcanism Program