Narcondum Volcano | John Seach


Andaman Islands, India

13.43 N,  94.25 E
summit elevation 710 m

Narcondum is an andesitic volcano that was previously recorded as extinct. Narcondum is 3x4 km diameter island rising 1000 m from the ocean floor.

Narcondum Island contains some of the most impressive underwater features of the Andaman Islands. The dive site contains underwater pinnacles and boulders, and a wide variety of fish.

Unconfirmed 2005 Eruption
Reports of mud and smoke erupting from the volcano on Narcondum Island in June 2005 were not confirmed, and probably were false.

Further reading
Streck, M.J., Ramos, F., Gillam, A., Haldar, D. and Duncan, R.A., 2011. The intra-oceanic Barren Island and Narcondam arc volcanoes, Andaman Sea: implications for subduction inputs and crustal overprint of a depleted mantle source. In Topics in igneous petrology (pp. 241-273). Springer, Dordrecht.

Pal, T., Mitra, S.K., Sengupta, S., Katari, A., Bandopadhyay, P.C. and Bhattacharya, A.K., 2007. Dacite–andesites of Narcondam volcano in the Andaman Sea—an imprint of magma mixing in the inner arc of the Andaman–Java subduction system. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research168(1-4), pp.93-113.

Ball, V., 1888. IV.—The Volcanoes of Barren Island and Narcondam in the Bay of Bengal. Geological Magazine5(9), pp.404-408.

Narcondum Volcano Eruptions

Early 1900's.