Barren Island is a part of Andaman Islands and is the only active volcano in South Asia. It is a beautiful sightseeing experience for tourists. It is situated in the Andaman Sea and belongs to Union Territory of India. Barren Island is situated about 135 km from Port Blair, territory’s capital.
The first volcano eruption occurred in 1787 and since then it has erupted ten times with the latest one happening in May 2008. The subsequent eruptions occurred from 1789 to 1852.
There are also reports that confirm eruptions in 1994 and 2005. The 2004 eruption is linked to Indian Ocean earthquake. This volcanic island is located in the middle of Burmese tectonic plates and Indian plates.
Also surrounded by miles of deep, open sea, Barren Island has a rather misleading name, since it’s also heavily forested. Unlike Narcondam, however, there is ongoing volcanic activity here. Immediately below the smoking, sulfur-encrusted summit, a dark swath of lava rock reaches all the way to the water’s edge, where it flowed during the most recent eruption in 2005.