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Haruj Volcanic Field in Central Libya

27.1N 17.4E

January 16th, 2012 Category: Deserts, Volcanoes

Libya - December 29th, 2011

Haruj is a large volcanic field spread across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) in central Libya. It contains about 150 volcanoes, including numerous basaltic scoria cones and about 30 small shield volcanoes, along with craters and lava flows.

One particularly large lava flow can be observed along the western flanks of the field, appearing as a dark brown, slightly smoother area. Surrounding the field are the yellow sands of the Libyan Desert. In the full image, rows of sand dunes can be observed.

Volcanic Fields and Mountains in Libya and Chad

20.7N 18.0E

November 9th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Libya - November 8th, 2011

The dark areas in this image of the Sahara Desert covering parts of Libya (above) and Chad (below) are volcanic fields and volcanic mountain ranges. Visible in the upper left quadrant is the Haruj, a large volcanic field spread across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) in central Libya.

The more triangular brown area to the south is the Tibesti Mountains, a range of inactive volcanoes located on the northern edge of the Chad Basin in the Borkou and Tibesti Region of northern Chad. The massif is one of the most prominent features of the Central-Sahara desert and covers an area of approximately 100,000 kmĀ². The northern slopes extend into southern Libya.

Al Jabel Al Akhdar and Irrigated Fields East of the Haruj, Libya

27.6N 20.1E

September 20th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Volcanoes

Libya - August 18th, 2011

The brown area along the coastline of Libya is location of the Al Jabel Al Akhdar, meaning the Green Mountain. The range runs parallel to the Mediterranean Sea, east of the Gulf of Sidra. Visible to the north, near the top edge, is the island of Crete.

Moving south, the Haruj volcanic field appears as a large, brown expanse near the bottom edge. In the full image, between two sand dune seas east of the Haruj, some areas of circular, irrigated fields can be seen, arranged in rows.

Al Jabel Al Akhdar Mountains and Haruj Volcanic Field, Libya

31.5N 21.2E

July 7th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - July 4th, 2011

The darker brown areas that stand out against the otherwise light tan Libyan desert are mostly mountain ranges or volcanic features.

Visible at the top center, parallel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, is the Al Jabel Al Akhdar range. The circular brown area near the left edge is the Haruj Volcanic Field.

Haruj Volcanic Field, Libya

27.1N 17.4E

June 26th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Libya - June 21st, 2011

The big brown circular area in this image of Libya is the Haruj, a large volcanic field spread across 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi) in the central part of the country.

It contains about 150 volcanoes, including numerous basaltic scoria cones and about 30 small shield volcanoes, along with craters and lava flows.

 

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