Harrat Rahat

Ḥarrat Rahāṭ[1] (Arabic: حَرَّة رَهَاط) is a volcanic lava field in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. In 1256 AD, a 0.5 km3 (0.12 cu mi) lava flow erupted from six aligned scoria cones, and traveled 23 km (14 mi) to within 4 km (2.5 mi) of the Islamic holy city of Medina; this was its last eruption. There were earlier eruptions. It is the biggest lava field in Saudi Arabia. Nearby is Al Wahbah crater.

Harrat Rahat
Satellite picture of the northern part of the lava field
Highest point
Elevation1,744 m (5,722 ft)
Coordinates23°5′0″N 39°47′0″E
Naming
Native nameحَرَّة رَهَاط  (Arabic)
Geography
LocationHejaz, Saudi Arabia
Geology
Mountain typeVolcanic field
Last eruptionJune to July 1256

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