After 150 years, volcano becomes active in India

New Delhi: After being dormant for over 150 years, India’s only live volcano started spewing ash, researchers at Goa based National Institute of Oceanography said on Friday. This volcano is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

CSIR-NIO in a statement said, “The only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is erupting once again. The Barren Island volcano, located 140-km north-east of Port Blair, dormant for more than 150 years started erupting in 1991 and has since then shown intermittent activity”.

Scientific team noticed this volcanic activity in Andaman Basin when they were collecting sea floor samples.

During the daytime, team only observed ash clouds. However, after sunset, they observed red lava fountains spewing from the crater.

After noticing these activities, they have sampled the sediments and water in the vicinity of the volcano.