Barren Island Volcano, Barren Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

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10561749_673554809388134_5107743728282405452_nBarren Island is the only Active Volcano in India ,which situated in the Andaman Sea, one of the most easterly of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.One can say it is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. Along with the rest of the Andamans, it is a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and lies about 135 km (84 mi) northeast of the territory’s capital, Port Blair. The first recorded eruption of the volcano was at 1787. After that, the volcano has erupted more than ten times, with the most recent one which started in September 2010 and continued through January 2011. After the first recorded eruption in 1787, further eruptions were recorded in 1789, 1795, 1803–04, and 1852. After nearly one and half century of dormancy, the island had another eruption in 1991 that lasted six months and caused considerable damage. There were eruptions in 1994–95 and 2005–07, the latter being considered to be linked to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. This island is about 3 kms in diameter, and has a big crater of the volcano, about half kilometer away from the shore. The island can be visited by chartered boats only with the permission of Forest Department.