Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Barren Island is still active
Coast Guard dornier aircraft on regular sorties to the island reported a plume of thick smoke, fresh lava and steam coming out from the crater.
Coast Guard DIG S P S Basra told PTI that the volcano had shown activity after being dormant for three consecutive days due to incessant monsoon rains.
"It is shooting out lava and stones again since 7:30 this morning", Basra said. The volcano had erupted on May 28 after remaining dormant for 10 years.