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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.
 

Volcano news & eruption updates: Barren Island

Barren Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL030 HAVE CEASED

Sunday Jan 27, 2019 01:45 AM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 01:39 UTC, 27/01/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190127/0139Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BARREN ISLAND 260010
PSN: N1217 E09351
AREA: INDIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 354M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/5
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL030 HAVE
CEASED
OBS VA DTG: 27/0139Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL030 090/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 27/0739Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/1339Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 27/1939Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CAN NO LONGER BE DISCERNED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY. NO
OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES INDICATE AN ONGOING ERUPTION.
ADVISORY TERMINTED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

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]

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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