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Barren Island

21st November, 2022 PLACES IN NEWS

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  • The volcano on the Barren Island of the Anda­man & Nicobar Islands is being closely watched to check for signs of an erup­tion which could lead to a tsunami or a monstrous undersea landslide akin to what had happened in Indonesia in 2018- INCOIS



  • Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea. It is the only confirmed active volcano in the Indian subcontinent, and the only active volcano along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar.
  • It is a part of the Indian Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and lies about 138 km (86 mi) northeast of the territory's capital, Port Blair.
  • This volcanic island stands in the midst of a volcanic belt on the edge of the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates.