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Barren Island Volcano fumes again

Barren Island Volcano, located east of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has renewed its activity from November 4 and was flowing into the sea, volcanologist Prof D Chaandrasekharam said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2005 13:50 IST

Barren Island Volcano, located east of Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has renewed its activity from November 4 and was flowing into the sea, volcanologist Prof D Chaandrasekharam said on Wednesday.

The present activity appears to be much more intense than the previous eruption, Prof Chaandrasekharam of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) said. Following the Sumatra Earthquake of December 2004 and March 2005, the Barren island volcano renewed its activity in May 2005 after a gap of five years.

The renewed volcano activity was also confirmed by the Coast Guard official Commandant Basra and his assistant Pankaj Verma from Port Blair. The present eruption has preceded by nearly 10 earthquakes in this region including the two earthquakes which occurred on November 3 with magnitude 4.8 (Nicobar) and 4.5 (Andamans) on Richter scale.

First Published: Nov 10, 2005 13:50 IST