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TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 February 20

Barren Island -India's Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years

India’s only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which had started showing active in the year 1991 after being dormant for more than 150 years.

The only live volcano in Barren Island erupted in 1991 and has showing sporadic activity since then and started spewing ash, the researchers of Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has said.

A Group of Scientist from CSIR –National Institute of Oceanography led by Abhay Mudholkar reported that the Barren Island Volcano is active and spewing smoke and lava once again after being dormant for more than 150 years.

These volcanoes are formed due to rising magma formed deep in mantle due to the melting of subducted Indian Ocean Crust.

About Barren Island Volcano.

Barren Island is located in Andaman which is 140-km north-east of Port Blair. It is being dormant for more than 150 years. It is first recorded eruption on 1787 and it is last recorded eruption on 1852. It is the only Active volcano in India.

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