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Barren Island : Only active volcano in India (Relevant for GS Prelims)

According to scientists from Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), India’s only live volcano at Barren Island in the Andaman and Nicobar has become active again. After lying dormant for 150 years, Barren Island volcano had erupted in 1991 and since then it is showing sporadic activity. Now it is erupting in small episodes of five to 10 minutes.

Key Facts
The volcanic island is part of Andaman islands. Its northern part is barren and is uninhabited. It is also devoid of vegetation.



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