Jebel at Tair erupting 5 December 2007Posted by admin in activity reports, eruptions, Jebel at Tair, Red Sea, Yemen.
The volcano at Jebel at Tair (or Jabal al-Tair), an uninhabited island in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, erupted again on 3 December 2007. Its current phase of activity began with an eruption on 30 September 2007; according to the Yemeni Geological Survey Authority it has been active since that date, with occasional lava flows. No-one has been killed or hurt in the current eruption, and the Yemeni authorities say that no threat is posed to neighbouring islands. Nine people were killed and over 40 injured in the 30 September eruption, which destroyed a naval base on the island.