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Haruj Volcanic Field East of Ergs in Libya

27.1N 17.4E

January 28th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Volcanoes

Libya - January 16th, 2011

The Haruj Volcanic field appears as a circular, dark brown area in the upper right quadrant of this image of Libya. Although the field comprises multiple lava flows, one particularly large one can be seen on the western side of the field, spreading towards the town of Al Fuqahā’.

The rest of the image includes brown mountain ridges, tan desert, and orange sandy desert. Two large ergs (seas of sand dunes) can be observed west of the Haruj, separated by a ridge of sandstone. The erg to the north is Erg Ubari (also called Awbari), while the one to the south is Erg Murzuq (also called Murzuk).

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