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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: VA OBS TO FL060 EXT W AND TO FL040 EXT E AT 07/1040Z. to 4000 ft (1200 m)

Thursday Mar 07, 2019 11:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on  7 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 7 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 4000 ft (1200 m) altitude or flight level 040 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 11:06 UTC, 07/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190307/1005Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BARREN ISLAND 260010
PSN: N1217 E09351
AREA: INDIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 354M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL060 EXT W AND TO FL040 EXT E
AT 07/1040Z.
OBS VA DTG: 07/1105Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 N1216 E09352 - N1219 E09352 - N1219
E09356 - N1225 E09414 - N1206 E09414 - N1215 E09355 MOV E
5KT SFC/FL060 N1216 E09352 - N1208 E09335 - N1227 E09333 -
N1219 E09352 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 07/1705Z SFC/FL040 N1219 E09352 - N1226
E09408 - N1216 E09423 - N1158 E09409 - N1212 E09351
SFC/FL060 N1219 E09352 - N1212 E09351 - N1203 E09337 - N1217
E09323 - N1226 E09335
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/2305Z SFC/FL040 N1220 E09352 - N1221
E09411 - N1201 E09418 - N1157 E09355 - N1207 E09349
SFC/FL060 N1219 E09352 - N1207 E09349 - N1202 E09333 - N1214
E09323 - N1215 E09323 - N1224 E09337
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 08/0505Z SFC/FL040 N1219 E09352 - N1207
E09414 - N1151 E09359 - N1206 E09347 SFC/FL060 N1219 E09352
- N1206 E09347 - N1202 E09333 - N1215 E09323 - N1224 E09337
RMK: CONTINUOUS MULTI-LEVEL ERUPTIONS OBSERVED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY EXTENDING TO W AT FL060 AND TO E AT FL040. HEIGHT
AND FORECAST BASED ON OBS PLUME MOVEMENT AND MODEL WINDS.
LOW CONFIDENCE IN FORECAST DUE TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190307/1705Z

Previous news
Santinel-2 image from 27 Feb 2019 showing erupting Barren Island
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
The volcano remains active as a satellite image from earlier today shows. A small ash plume can be seen which suggests that the volcano is in a phase of intermittent small strombolian-type explosions. ... [more]
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 26 Jan 2019
Saturday, Jan 26, 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 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on  1 Nov 2018
Thursday, Nov 01, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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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