Fishermen report the eruption occurred near Saba, one of the Al-Zubair archipelago’s small islands, located about 35 miles west of Yemen’s port of As-Salif.
Lava was said to be spewing 65 to 100 feet into the air. The fishermen said they had never seen an eruption in that area before.
Lava from a fiery eruption of a volcano on nearby Jabal al-Tair (Bird Mountain) island killed nine people in September 2007.
Satellite Image: NASA - MODIS Rapid Response System