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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01707

Prior to the 1991 eruption, the central scoria cone in the crater of Barren Island was 305 m high with a 60-m-wide crater at its summit. The black lava flow in the foreground erupted during 1803-1804 and extends from the base of the cone to the west coast. This lava flow was the first known in historical time from Barren Island. Photo courtesy of D. Haldar, 1990 (Geological Survey of India).

Prior to the 1991 eruption, the central scoria cone in the crater of Barren Island was 305 m high with a 60-m-wide crater at its summit. The black lava flow in the foreground erupted during 1803-1804 and extends from the base of the cone to the west coast. This lava flow was the first known in historical time from Barren Island.

Photo courtesy of D. Haldar, 1990 (Geological Survey of India).

Keywords: scoria cone | lava flow | island volcano


Barren Island