Consider the following statements:

  1. The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory.
  2. Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar.
  3. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) 1 and 3


Answer: (a)

Explanation:

Barren Island, the only active volcano located in Indian territory, is situated in the Andaman Sea about 140 km from Port Blair. The volcano is positioned along a volcanic arc that connects Sumatra and Myanmar. The Barren Island volcano had its most recent eruption in 2017.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

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