Barren Island

Barren Island is located in the Andaman Sea. Its first recorded activity was in 1787 and it is the only active volcano in South Asia. Barren Island is said to have originated from primitive volcanic cone remains.

Location: Andaman Sea, India
Coordinates: 12.280546, 93.860384
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Eruptive history:

2017 – Ongoing, intermittent eruptive activity (including strombolian eruptions and lava flows) observed.

2013 – Large eruption plume reaching 6,000m

2005-2006 – Large Strombolian eruptions

1994-1995 – Fire fountaining, lava flows reaching the ocean.


Barren Island Volcano