Yemen volcano erupts again

Volcano on small island off country's coast has once more begun spewing lava and ash into air, navy says.

The volcano that erupted on a small island off the coast of Yemen has again begun spewing lava and ash into the air, Yemen's navy said on Wednesday.

Hussein Abdul-Rahman, head of command and control centre at the Naval Operation Room, told state news agency Saba that the volcano has restarted eruptions, without giving any further details.

The volcano lies on the island of Jazirt Al-Tair in the Red Sea, about 130 kilometres from Yemen.

Inactive for over a century, the volcano first erupted on Sunday after several earthquakes were felt on the island.

The volcano has so far produced one kilometre long lava flows and blackened the water within 10 kilometres of the island.

Six Yemeni soldiers, part of a garrison of 50 stationed on the island, were killed in the eruption, while another 15 were injured.

On Monday Yemen’s coastguard said shipping had been unaffected by the eruption.

Shipments of around three million barrels of oil per day pass through the southern entrance to the Red Sea.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

NOTE: Comments posted on arabianbusiness.com may be printed in the magazine Arabian Business

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
A humbler Qatar still wants to punch above its weight

A humbler Qatar still wants to punch above its weight

Qatar has acquired more than $335bn worth of assets around the...

Saudi Arabia spends money to make money

Saudi Arabia spends money to make money

Tour of Asia by Saudi Arabia's King Salman advances drive to...

Where is Bahrain headed?

Where is Bahrain headed?

The kingdom has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil...

4
Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking