Smithsonian Institution Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, v. 20, no. 11/12, November-December 1995 Barren Island (Indian Ocean) Eruption apparently ends by late June, but aviation notice posted on 2 December Barren Island Andaman Islands, India 12.29 N, 93.88 E; summit elev. 305 m Based on observations in late June 1995, the Indian Coast Guard reported on 1 July that explosive activity in the crater area had stopped, but gas emissions were still coming from the area near the coast. On 2 December an aviation Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was issued from the United Kingdom for increased activity at Barren Island. However, no eruptive activity was seen on GMS satellite imagery over the area. Landsat Thematic Mapper images from January 1995 (Bulletin v. 20, no. 4) showed activity from a subsidiary vent on the S slope of the central crater. Subsequent images from 24 February, 13, 14, and 30 March, and 15 April 1995 also revealed activity from the central crater. Some of the images showed a lava or debris flow present in the WNW channel leading towards the sea. A thermal infrared image on 13 March showed a large hot central vent, and at least two subsidiary vents on the S slope; the image also revealed a lava passageway and the cooler plume. The eruption was first notice on 20 December 1994 (Bulletin v. 20, no. 2). Aerial surveys and fieldwork by the Geological Survey of India through March 1995 revealed Strombolian activity from central and flank vents. The resulting lava flows reached the sea near the landing site. More explosive activity was noted in early March 1995 (Bulletin v. 20, no. 4), and small plumes were observed from the Space Shuttle. Vigorous phreatomagmatic eruptions were continuing when the island was visited on 11 May 1995. Information Contacts: D. Haldar, Director General, Geological Survey of India, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Calcutta 700 016, India; Jim Lynch, Synoptic Analysis Branch, NOAA/NESDIS, Room 401, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746 USA.