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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10857

The lava delta extending across the photo formed during the 1994-1995 eruption of Barren Island. The eruption was first noticed by the Indian Navy on 20 December 1994. Explosive activity was observed from satellite images and during visits from January to March and May 1995. Four vents were active from the summit to the S flank of the cone along a N-S south line. A new vent was observed on 11 May on the W flank of the cone that produced a lava flow. Photo courtesy of D. Chandrasekharam and others, 2003 (Indian Institute of Technology).

The lava delta extending across the photo formed during the 1994-1995 eruption of Barren Island. The eruption was first noticed by the Indian Navy on 20 December 1994. Explosive activity was observed from satellite images and during visits from January to March and May 1995. Four vents were active from the summit to the S flank of the cone along a N-S south line. A new vent was observed on 11 May on the W flank of the cone that produced a lava flow.

Photo courtesy of D. Chandrasekharam and others, 2003 (Indian Institute of Technology).

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