Reach Barren Islands

Volcanic island lies only 135 kilometers away from the capital city Port Blair. The island that measures around 3 kilometers has a large crater of the volcano that rises around half kilometers away from the shore of the sea. The depth of the crater is measured around 150 fathoms.True to its name, it is a barren area uninhabited by humans, though it has a small population of goats. Also birds, bats like flying foxes and a few rodent species such as rats are known to survive the hash conditions.
Volcanic island lies only 135 kilometers away from the capital city Port Blair. The island that measures around 3 kilometers has a large crater of the volcano that rises around half kilometers away from the shore of the sea. The depth of the crater is measured around 150 fathoms.True to its name, it is a barren area uninhabited by humans, though it has a small population of goats. Also birds, bats like flying foxes and a few rodent species such as rats are known to survive the hash conditions.

Barren Island Erupts Again

India's only active volcano, on Barren Island in the Andaman sea, has this year again spewed smoke and lava after the first such activity was reported there in 1991, following a period of 150 years for which the volcano had remained dormant. Here's what the scientists of Goa -based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) recently saw there...
  1. NIO said that a team on board research ship RV Sindhu Sankalp found the volcano spewing ash on the afternoon of january 23.
  2. The Team found the volcano erupting in small episodes lasting about five to ten Minutes.
  3. The volcano was revisited on January 26 and the team found the spurts of blasts and smoke continuing still.
  4. The researchers sais they did not land on the island because it was deemed to be "too dangerous".
  • Scientists surveying the basin have identified several small submerged volcanoes in a linear chain called volcanic arc.
  • The volcanic island is uninhabited and its northern part is, as the name suggests, barren and devoid of vegetation.
  • Indian citizens can visit the island, located around 140KM northeast of the Andamans capital city of Port-Blair, by chartered boats after obtaining permission from the forest department.
  • Researchers said they've collected samples from the Vicinity of the Island that will help in deciphering the nature of present and past volcanic activity the area.

Active Volcano In South Asia

Barren Island is circular (10 sq km) and consists of a 1.6 km wide somma and a central cone. Barren volcano consists of a caldera open towards the west and a central cinder cone. Two spatter cones the south-eastern and western flanks of the cinder cone formed during the 1994-95 eruption. Pre-caldera activity consists of five lava flows separated by scoria fall beds and minor ash tuff and cinder deposits. Steam vents are visible within the 1995 lava flows.

2005-2010 Eruptions

An eruption began on 28th May 2005. An ash plume was erupted from a vent on the W side of the summit. Lava flows were produced. The eruption may have been precipitated by the great Sumatra earthquake in December 2004. Continued ash emissions have been reported between 2005 and 2008. On 3rd January 2010 ash emissions reached a height of 1.5 km.

Barren Island Sea Plane Ticket Cost

The Port Blair - Barren island aerial view

Port Blair ticket is now offered with 50% concession and is ticketed to Rs.7499/- (Seven thousand four hundred ninety nine only).The actual operational cost fare in this sortie is Rs.15500/-.Please note that Barren Island sorties the operation will be undertaken only on demand basis with minimum of seven passengers per sortie.

Andaman Seaplane Schedule

Schedule and Tickets for Sea Plane.

Commercial quires,schedule and Tickets for Sea Plane to Barren Island contact Port Blair

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