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India’s live volcano erupting once again!

2018-10-31

India’s live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is reported to be erupting once again in 2018. The eruptions could be linked to the recent earthquake that rocked Indonesia in Southeast Asia. The active volcano in India is Barren Island and is uninhabited, located about 140 km from Port Blair.

BARREN ISLAND (ANDAMAN ISLANDS)

§  Barren Island is located in Andaman Sea, about 140 km from Port Blair.

§  It is a part of Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands.

§  Barren volcano in the region is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia (along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar)

§  The oldest subaerial lava flows of the volcano are calculated to be 1.6 million years old.

 



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