Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Barren Island
An eruption column in 1991 rises above Barren Island, the only historically active volcano along a volcanic arc connecting Sumatra and Myanmar (Burma). The small 3-km-wide island contains a 1.6-km-wide crater partially filled by a cinder cone that has been the source of eruptions since the first was recorded in 1787. Lava flows reached the coast during several recent eruptions. Photo courtesy of D. Haldar, 1991 (Geological Survey of India).
Volcano Number:260010
Volcano Name:Barren Island
Country:India
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2017
Elevation:354m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:645
Pop. within 10km:645
Pop. within 30km:645
Pop. within 100km:5035
Latitude:12.278
Longitude:93.858



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
260010 Barren Island 15374 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -8060
260010 Barren Island 15377 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1787/5/12
260010 Barren Island 15378 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1789/3/24
260010 Barren Island 15379 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1795/12/20 1795/12/21
260010 Barren Island 15380 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1803 1804/1/31
260010 Barren Island 15381 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1832
260010 Barren Island 15382 Uncertain Eruption 2 1852
260010 Barren Island 15383 Confirmed Eruption 2 Central cone summit and NE flank Historical Observations 1991/4/1 1991/10/31
260010 Barren Island 15384 Confirmed Eruption 2 Central cone summit, SW & S flanks Historical Observations 1994/12/20 1995/6/5
260010 Barren Island 15385 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 2000/1/16
260010 Barren Island 15386 Confirmed Eruption 2 Central cone summit, N, S, and SW flanks Historical Observations 2005/5/26 2007/12/23
260010 Barren Island 15387 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2008/5/13 2010/4/19
260010 Barren Island 15388 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2010/9/17 2011/6/22
260010 Barren Island 20754 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2013/2/16 2013/2/16
260010 Barren Island 20918 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2013/10/12 2016/5/17
260010 Barren Island 22187 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 2017/1/15 2017/4/12
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
109 0.2 2006/04/05 2006/04/05


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