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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 434 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARREN ISLAND, a volcanic island in the Bay of Bengal. It has an irregularly circular form of about 2 M. in diameter, composed of an outer rim rising to a height of from 700 to loon ft., with a central cone the altitude of which is 1015 ft. This cone rises from a depth of 800 fathoms below the sea. It was active between 1789 and 1832, but has since been dormant.
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