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Barren Island volcano
Stratovolcano 354 m / 1,161 ft.
Indian Ocean, 12.28°N / 93.86°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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1787, 1789, 1795, 1803-04, 1852(?), 1991, 1994-95, 2005-2006, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Typical eruption style:
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Volcano news & eruption updates: Barren Island

Barren Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL040 EXT SW AT 14/1110Z OBS VA DTG: 14/1130Z to 4000 ft (1200 m)

Thursday Mar 14, 2019 11:45 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 14 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 14 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 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 11:32 UTC, 14/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190314/1132Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BARREN ISLAND 260010
PSN: N1217 E09351
AREA: INDIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 354M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/9
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL040 EXT SW AT 14/1110Z
OBS VA DTG: 14/1130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 N1216 E09354 - N1153 E09328 - N1207
E09322 - N1222 E09347 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/1730Z SFC/FL040 N1213 E09353 - N1201
E09317 - N1240 E09325 - N1219 E09356
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/2330Z SFC/FL040 N1212 E09352 - N1206
E09316 - N1243 E09327 - N1219 E09357
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/0530Z SFC/FL040 N1214 E09354 - N1157
E09323 - N1236 E09320 - N1220 E09354
RMK: VA OBS EXT TO SW ON LATEST SAT IMAGERY. HEIGHT AND
FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE. LOW
CONFIDENCE IN FORECAST DUE TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190314/1730Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on  7 Mar 2019
Thursday, Mar 07, 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 . ... [more]
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]

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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