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Volcanic Eruption in the Red Sea (Yemen) reported

December 21, 2011 – According to local news, a volcano erupted near Saba Island in the Red Sea on Monday 19 Dec 2011. The report comes from fishermen from Salif, a port city in western Yemen. They reported seeing lava fountains rising 20-30 meter which could be seen from “3 hours” (sailing time) away. The likely source of the eruption, if the reports are true, could be one of the islands Zubair islands: Jebel Zubair, Centre Peak, Saba, or Haycock island, which form a small archipelago 30 miles (50 km) west of Salif. The islands belong to a mostly submerged, active shield volcano located on the Red Sea rift axis.

The fishermen are said that “this was the first volcano they ever seen in the region”, which is not surprising as the last activity of the volcano was an eruption in 1824.

…(Volcano Discovery)

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