The 1256 AD Al Madinah historic eruption geosite as the youngest volcanic chain in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
واصفات البياناتعرض سجل المادة الكامل
Volcanic geosites, geomorphosites and geotops are the smallest ‘‘units’’ of intact geological features that are identifiable through their uniqueness, or because they are graphic examples of specific volcanic phenomena, or form a vital landscape representative of a specific volcanic processes. Here, we identify significant volcanic features that bear not only regional, but global, volcanic value in a confined area that could be organized and promoted as the first volcanic geopark in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: the Harrat Al Madinah Volcanic Geopark (HAMVG). Harrat Al Madinah (‘‘harrat’’ in Arabic means lava field) is among many intraplate basaltic volcanic fields.