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Yemen to establish volcano monitoring network 31 July 2008

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A volcano on the Yemeni island of Jabal at-Tair erupts in the early morning hours of Oct. 1, 2007 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street)

The Yemeni news agency SABA reports today that Yemen is to set up its first volcano monitoring network. The network will monitor volcanic conditions in Yemen and neighbouring states, and will be established under the auspices of the National Seismological Observatory Centre (NSOC).

The Global Volcanism Program currently lists 14 Holocene volcanoes in Yemen, including four volcanic islands in the Red Sea. Yemen’s most recent volcanic activity was at the volcanic island of Jebel at Tair, where an eruption on 30 September 2007 destroyed a military base and caused some fatalities. NATO warships and the Yemeni Coast Guard carried out search and rescue operations. The activity continued into December 2007.

Image: Jebel at Tair erupting in the early hours of 1 October 2007 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street) [Source].

News
Yemen to set up first volcano monitoring network – Saba Net, 31 July 2008

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Arabia – GVP’s Holocene volcanoes database for Arabia (covers Yemeni mainland volcanoes)
Global Volcanism Program: Africa and the Red Sea – GVP’s Holocene volcanoes database for Africa and the Red Sea (covers Yemeni Red Sea volcanoes)
National Seismological Observatory Centre, Yemen – English-language page for Yemen’s seismological monitoring centre

The Volcanism Blog

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