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12/07/2007

Jabal Al-Tair volcano causes earthquakes in different areas

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The Earthquake Observation Center recorded a slight earthquake in the Red Sea Monday evening, measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale. It also observed another 1.9 magnitude earthquake in the same area on Wednesday. Two other slight earthquakes were recorded on Monday and Wednesday in Al-Baidha. The announcement came after the volcano on Jabal Al-Tair, a tiny island on the Red Sea, erupted again on Monday. Officials said this eruption was strong, with lava shooting high in the air. Geologists linked the eruption to fissures on the island that were caused by the previous eruption on Sept. 30. They added that the eruption would take a long time to subside. According to the Global Volcanism Program database for northeast Africa and the Red Sea, the area currently contains 69 Holocene volcanoes and 2 Pleistocene volcanoes with thermal activity, including Jabal Al-Tair, Jabal Zubair, Zuqar and Hanish, all located within Yemen’s marine borders.
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