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Barren Island volcano
Stratovolcano 354 m / 1,161 ft.
Indian Ocean, 12.28°N / 93.86°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Barren Island volcano eruptions:
1787, 1789, 1795, 1803-04, 1852(?), 1991, 1994-95, 2005-2006, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Location map of Barren Island.
Location map of Barren Island.
 

Volcano news & eruption updates: Barren Island

Barren Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: DISCRETE INTERMITTENT VA TO FL030 MOV W 15KTS to 3000 ft (900 m)

Saturday Jan 26, 2019 02:00 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 3000 ft (900 m) altitude or flight level 030 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 01:45 UTC, 26/01/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190126/0145Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BARREN ISLAND 260010
PSN: N1217 E09351
AREA: INDIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 354M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE INTERMITTENT VA TO FL030 MOV W
15KTS
OBS VA DTG: 26/0145Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL030 N1217 E09353 - N1215 E09352 - N1217
E09310 - N1236 E09316 MOV W 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/0745Z SFC/FL030 N1217 E09353 - N1215
E09353 - N1213 E09309 - N1213 E09309 - N1234 E09314
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 26/1345Z SFC/FL030 N1218 E09353 - N1215
E09353 - N1208 E09310 - N1233 E09310
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 26/1945Z SFC/FL030 N1218 E09353 - N1215
E09353 - N1207 E09309 - N1233 E09311
RMK: INTERMITTENT, DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL030 OBS ON
26/0110Z SATELLITE IMAGERY MOV W 15KTS. HEIGHT AND FORECAST
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 AND ACCESS-R MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190126/0745Z

Previous news
Sentinel satellite image from 23 Oct showing lava flows on Barren Island
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
The mainly effusive eruption of the volcano continues. Recent satellite images show an active field of fresh lava flows towards the northwest form the active cone. ... [more]
Hot spots at Barren Island volcano suggesting lava flows from the crater on the northern flank of the cone (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
A new eruption seems to be going on at the remote island (the only active volcano of India): since around 25 Sep, a strong thermal signal has been visible on satellite data and suggests lava flows on the north flank of the active cone, probably reaching the NW coast. [more]
Heat signal from Barren Island volcano (MIROVA)
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
A new eruption is occurring at the remote and India's only active volcano. ... [more]
Steam (and ash?) plume from Barren Island on 1 March (red spot is a thermal anomaly detected by the VIIRS radiometer onboard NASA's Suomi NPP)
Thursday, Mar 03, 2016
Weak eruptive activity continues at the summit vent of the remote and rarely directly observed volcano, satellite data indicates. ... [more]

Background:

Barren Island, a possession of India in the Andaman Sea about 135 km NE of Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, is the only historically active volcano along the N-S-trending volcanic arc extending between Sumatra and Burma (Myanmar).  The 354-m-high island is the emergent summit of a volcano that rises from a depth of about 2250 m.  The small, uninhabited 3-km-wide island contains a roughly 2-km-wide caldera with walls 250-350 m high.  The caldera, which is open to the sea on the west, was created during a major explosive eruption in the late Pleistocene that produced pyroclastic-flow and -surge deposits.  The morphology of a fresh pyroclastic cone that was constructed in the center of the caldera has varied during the course of historical eruptions.  Lava flows fill much of the caldera floor and have reached the sea along the western coast during eruptions in the 19th century and more recently in 1991 and 1995.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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