Barren Island, Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean, India

Location: 12.3N, 93.9E
Elevation: 1,000 feet (305 m)

This photography from the Space Shuttle shows an eruption plume from Barren Island, a stratovolcano in the Indian Ocean. The view is to the northwest. There have been at least five moderate sized explosive eruptions at Barren Island since 1787. The eruption in 1991 lasted six months and caused some damage. The most recent eruption began in 1994. This photo was taken on March 10, 1995 from an altitude of 183 nautical miles. Shuttle photo STS067-0720-0024. Barren Island is about 400 miles (650 km) from southeast Asia.

Source of Information:

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

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