Haruj

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  • 27.25°N
  • 17.5°E

  • 1200 m
    3936 ft

  • 225007
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Haruj. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Almond D C, 1974. The composition of basaltic lavas from Bayuda, Sudan and their place in the Cainozoic volcanic history of north-east Africa. Bull Volc, 38: 345-360.

Bardintzeff J-M, Barois P, 2006. . (pers. comm.).

Klitzsch E, 1968. Der Basaltvulkanismus des Djebel Haroudj Ostfezzan/Libyen. Geol Rundschau, 57: 585-601.

Martin U, Nemeth K, 2006. How Strombolian is a "Strombolian" scoria cone? Some irregularities in scoria cone architecture from the Transmexican Volcanic Belt, near Volcan Ceboruco, (Mexico) and Al Haruj (Libya). J Volc Geotherm Res, 155: 104-118.

The extensive Pliocene-to-Holocene Haruj volcanic field covers a broad 45,000 sq km area in central Libya and contains very well-preserved basaltic scoria cones, lava flows, and explosion craters. The youngest lava flows of the Haruj field (also known as Al-Haruj al Aswad or Djebel Haroudj) were considered by Klitzsch (1968) to be Holocene in age and are located at the northern side of the field. The Haruj field contains about 150 volcanoes, 30 of which are small shield volcanoes with heights of between 100 and 400 m. The Haruj volcanics are located along the SE extension of the Hon graben system of late Cretaceous to Tertiary age, near the intersection of the Paleozoic southern Haruj uplift and the western edge of the Mesozoic Tibesti-Sirte uplift.