The only Active volcano of India Barren Island.

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India’s Only Active Volcano

Whenever we watch volcanoes erupting hot lava on the internet it makes everyone excited. Well, India’s only Active volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is showing such dramatic actions in the past. According to researchers from the Goa-based oceanography Institute, Barren Island volcano located in Andaman Island shows activity in late 1991. As per them, it shows activity after being dormant for about 150 years. The team of scientists has observed that during the daytime only ash clouds have erupted. After the sunset team observed that lava fountains ejected and flow down the slopes of the volcano. It confirmed India has an active volcano.

Where is Barren Island Volcano situated?

Barren Island is located in the Andaman Sea. It is an island and dominated by Barren volcano. It is only confirmed active volcano of South Asia. The barren volcano is only active volcano along the chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar. It is part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with other islands. It is situated about 138 km northeast of the UT capital, Port Blair.

A conventional way of classifying magmatic volcanoes is by their frequency of eruption. They are called active if they erupt regularly. Dormant or inactive volcanoes are those that have erupted in the past times but are now quiet while the volcanoes that have not erupted since ages are termed extinct. The Barren Island volcano, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is erupting once again. After remaining dormant for 150 years, it first erupted in 1991 and now showed signs of powerful volcanic eruptions.

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Sicily, Italy

It is the largest active volcano in Europe. It was first erupted 500,000 years ago and has been continuously erupted for the last 3,500 years. It is situated between the Eurasian plate and African plate and has a circumference of 140 km.

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