Volcano becomes active once again of Andaman and Nicobar's Barren island .

By | February 18, 2017

India’s only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands which had started showing activity in 1991 after being dormant for over 150 years has once again started spewing ash , researchers at the Goa- based national institute of oceanography (NIO) said today . A team scientists led by Abhay Mudholkar , from CSIR-national  institute of oceanography (CSIR-NIO) in Goa reported that the volcano is active and spewing smoke and lava once again 

“The team moved about one mile from the volcano and began closely observing it . It was erupting in small episodes lasting about five to ten minutes , “Said the release . How ever , after sundown , the team observed red lava fountains  spewing from the crater into the atmosphere and hot lava slows streaming down . ” They have sampled the sediments and water in the vicinity of the volcano and recovered coal- like black pyroelastic material representing proximal volcanic ejecta . The Andaman basin is an active back-are spreading basin and is known for its strong seismicity and many submarine volcanos and hydrothermal activity . These volcanoes are formed due to the rising magma formed deep in the mantle due to the melting of the subducted indian ocean crust .

“The only live volcano in Andman and Nicobar islands is erupting once again . The barren island volcano , located 140-km north-east of port blair .   


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