The Narcondum volcano lies on an island in the Andaman-sea, more accurate on 13°43' North
94°25' East, and is part of a volcanic chain going north from Sumatra to Myanmar. The small 3 x 4 kilometer
wide island lies about 130 km east of the northernmost of the Andaman Islands, and reaches 710m asl, but its
foot is about 1.000 meter below sealevel.
There are no evidense for eruptions in historical time, although the area around the top is less vegetated than the
rest of the island. Its name means 'Abyss of Hell', but the use of the name here could be a mix-up with the
historical island 140 km to SSW, nemaly the active Barren Island volcano.
See map here.
Monday, January 3rd, 2004
The Darwin VAAC has confirmed that the Narcondum.volcano in the Indian Ocean has began to erupt.
The eruption came after the large earthquake and the afterquakes in the area. The volcano was previously looked
upon as dormant. Narcondum is the seconde volcano that has erupted in this area after the large quake last week.