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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01705

Barren Island erupted for the first time in the 20th century in April 1991. Strombolian eruptions from the central cone produced ash plumes and incandescent ejecta, and a lava flow that is visible in the foreground and reached the W coast of the island. By the time of this 25 September photograph, all subsidiary vents had merged to form an enlarged summit crater. Photo courtesy of D. Haldar, 1991 (Geological Survey of India)

Barren Island erupted for the first time in the 20th century in April 1991. Strombolian eruptions from the central cone produced ash plumes and incandescent ejecta, and a lava flow that is visible in the foreground and reached the W coast of the island. By the time of this 25 September photograph, all subsidiary vents had merged to form an enlarged summit crater.

Photo courtesy of D. Haldar, 1991 (Geological Survey of India)

Keywords: eruption | ash plume | scoria cone | ash | plume | lava flow


Barren Island