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Barren Island volcano
Stratovolcano 354 m / 1,161 ft.
Indian Ocean, 12.28°N / 93.86°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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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Volcano news & eruption updates: Barren Island

Barren Island Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION TO FL030 OBS EXT TO SW AT 16/0820Z. to 3000 ft (900 m)

Saturday Mar 16, 2019 09:00 AM | BY: VN

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 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU04 at 08:48 UTC, 16/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190316/0845Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: BARREN ISLAND 260010
PSN: N1217 E09351
AREA: INDIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 354M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/12
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO FL030 OBS EXT TO SW AT
16/0820Z.
OBS VA DTG: 16/0845Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL030 N1216 E09354 - N1209 E09350 - N1214
E09344 - N1219 E09350 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/1445Z SFC/FL030 N1215 E09354 - N1123
E09345 - N1132 E09310 - N1215 E09333 - N1219 E09350
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/2045Z SFC/FL030 N1216 E09354 - N1126
E09353 - N1130 E09315 - N1219 E09350
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/0245Z SFC/FL030 N1216 E09354 - N1127
E09403 - N1129 E09325 - N1219 E09350
RMK: ERUPTION OBS ON SAT IMAGERY MOV TO SW. HEIGHT AND
FORECAST BASED ON IR TEMP, OBS PLUME MOVEMENT AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190316/1445Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 14 Mar 2019
Thursday, Mar 14, 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. ... [more]
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]

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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