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Bromo volcano
Stratovolcano 2329 m / 7,641 ft
East Java, Indonesia, -7.94°S / 112.95°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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, Mar 2019 - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Frequent small, phreatic eruptions at Bromo cinder cone on the bottom of the caldera.
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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:

Bromo volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA LAST OB TO FL090 EXT SW AT 05/0130Z.

Wednesday Oct 05, 2016 17:00 PM |

Satellite image of Bromo volcano on  5 Oct 2016
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 5 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0300 at 16:54 UTC, 05/10/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161005/1700Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/449
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA LAST OB TO FL090 EXT SW AT 05/0130Z.
EST VA DTG: 05/1700Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL090 S0748 E11213 - S0813 E11217 - S0759
E11301 - S0753 E11300 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/2300Z SFC/FL090 S0745 E11213 - S0813
E11217 - S0759 E11300 - S0754 E11300
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/0500Z SFC/FL090 S0736 E11220 - S0809
E11215 - S0759 E11300 - S0754 E11300
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/1100Z SFC/FL090 S0733 E11216 - S0807
E11211 - S0759 E11300 - S0754 E11300
RMK: VA CURRENTLY UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO
DARKNESS AND MET CLOUD; HOWEVER, VA STILL EXPECTED IN AREA.
VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI IMAGERY, SURABAYA
05/1200 SOUNDING AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161005/2300Z

Previous news
Degassing plume from Bromo on 27 Sep 2016 (image: PVMBG)
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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]

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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