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Jebel at Tair erupting 5 December 2007

Posted 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.

Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Jebel at Tair (0201-01=)
NASA Earth Observatory – Jebel at Tair eruption, September 2007

News reports
Volcano erupts on Red Sea island – BBC News report on 30 Sep 07 eruption (1 Oct 2007)
Red Sea volcano erupts again – IRIN humanitarian news and analysis (4 Dec 2007)

The Volcanism Blog