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Bromo volcano
Stratovolcano 2329 m / 7,641 ft
East Java, Indonesia, -7.94°S / 112.95°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Bromo volcano eruptions:
1804, 1815, 1820, 1822, 1825, 1829, 1830, 1835, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1865, 1865, 1866, 1867-68, 1877, 1885, 1885-86, 1886, 1886-87, 1888(?), 1890, 1893, 1896, 1906-07, 1907, 1907-08, 1909, 1910, 1915-16, 1921, 1922, 1928, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1948, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1972, 1980, 1983(?), 1983, 1984, 1995 (March-May), 1995 (Sep-Dec), 2000 (Nov)-20001 (Jan), 2004 (June), Dec 2010 - 2011, Dec 2015 - Feb 2016 - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Frequent small, phreatic eruptions at Bromo cinder cone on the bottom of the caldera.
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Latest satellite images
Zoom onto the cone of Bromo volcano (from the satellite image to the left).
Zoom onto the cone of Bromo volcano (from the satellite image to the left).

NASA space image of Bromo volcano, located inside the Tengger caldera.
NASA space image of Bromo volcano, located inside the Tengger caldera.
 

News & activity updates:

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Fri, 11 Nov 2016, 01:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 10 Nov 2016, 01:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 23:30
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 18 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 17:39
Ash emission from Bromo on 6 Oct 2016
The volcano remains highly restless with fluctuating intensity of degassing and ash venting. A peak of activity took place during 6-8 Oct when intense degassing and near-continuous ash emissions occurred in longer phases. ...more
Thu, 6 Oct 2016, 05:15
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 6 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 5 Oct 2016, 17:00
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 5 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 5 Oct 2016, 00:00
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 4 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 1 Oct 2016, 18:00
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 1 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 1 Oct 2016, 00:00
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 30 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 10:42
Degassing plume from Bromo on 27 Sep 2016 (image: PVMBG)
The activity at the volcano has again picked up during the past week. An increase of seismic activity and inflation (swelling of the edifice probably caused by magma intrusion) triggered PVMBG to raise the alert status to the second highest level 3 ("siaga", alert). ...more

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Background:

Gunung Bromo (Mount Bromo) volcano is a small, but active volcanic cinder cone on the Indonesian island of Java. Bromo is located in the center of the Sandsea Caldera, itself only a portion of the larger Tengger Caldera. The Sandsea caldera formed around 8,000 years ago, in what must have been a massive eruption. Subsequent volcanic activity formed the cluster of cinder cones in the caldera’s center, including Bromo.
The historical record indicates eruptions of Bromo every few years since 1804, and geologic evidence indicates eruptions at least several hundred years earlier. The most recent eruption occured in 2004, and tragically killed two tourists.


The image above shows most of the Sandsea Caldera, along with Gunung Bromo and the older volcanoes on the caldera floor. A small plume of steam is visible rising out of Mt. Bromo. Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite, capable of 4-meter per-pixel color imagery, and 1-meter per-pixel resolution panchromatic imagery, acquired the data on July 8, 2001.


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