What are the volcanic origin in Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

What are the volcanic origin in Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are neither orogenic or volcanic in origin. They are in fact an accretionary wedge, i.e. an accretion of sediments and oceanic crust “scraped” from the subducting Indian plate.

What is the origin of the name Andaman?

The name Andaman is presumed to be derived from Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handuman. The name Nicobar seems to be a corruption of the South Indian term ‘Nakkavaram’ (Land of the Naked) as indicated in the great Tanjore inscription of AD 1050.

Which Indian islands are volcanic origin?

The two volcanic island groups in India are Narcondam and Barren. Note The barren island located in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands is the only active volcano found in the Indian territory as well as in south Asia along the chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar.

How Andaman Nicobar islands are formed?

Andaman and Nicobar Islands were formed due to collision between Indian Plate and Burma Minor Plate [part of Eurasian Plate][Similar to formation of Himalayas]. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are southward extension of Arakan Yoma range [Myanmar][Arakan Yoma in itself is an extension of Purvanchal Hills].

Where are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands located?

/ 11.68; 92.77 The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union territory of India comprising 572 islands of which 37 are inhabited, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The territory is about 150 km (93 mi) north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Myanmar by the Andaman Sea.

When did the Andaman and Nicobar volcano erupt?

A team from the National Institute of Oceanography spotted the volcano erupting on 23 January 2017. Abhay Mudholkar, the head of the team, said, “The volcano is erupting in small episodes of about five to ten minutes. During the day, only ash clouds were observed.

Where is Narcondam located in the Andaman Sea?

Narcondam is a small volcanic island located in the Andaman Sea. The island’s peak rises to 710 m above mean sea level, and it is formed of andesite. It is part of the Andaman Islands, the main body of which lie approximately 124 km (77 mi) to the west. The island is part of the Indian union territory…

Who was the leader of Andaman and Nicobar during World War 2?

In 1872 the Andaman and Nicobar islands were united under a single chief commissioner at Port Blair . During World War II, the islands were practically under Japanese control, only nominally under the authority of the Arzi Hukumate Azad Hind of Subhash Chandra Bose.