Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
21-31 Aug 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales - Kurile Islands (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
29 Sep - 5 Oct 2020: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
14-27 Nov 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
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)
Bromo webcams / live data | Reports
Bromo volcano videos
Bromo volcano books | Tours
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Bromo volcano tours
From Krakatau to Bali (16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
Volcanoes of Java (17-days walking and trekking tour on Java)
A Dream Come True - World Volcano Tour (4 weeks round-the-world trip to Hawai'i - Vanuatu - New Zealand - Indonesia)
Volcanoes of East Java (4-5 days walking tour to Bromo, Semeru and Ijen)
Bromo, Semeru, Ijen (trekking tour to Semeru, Bromo, Ijen volcanoes (East Java))

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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 OBS TO FL100 EXT 15NM TO SW AT 18/2300Z.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 23:30 PM |

Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 18 Oct 2016
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 18 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 23:28 UTC, 18/10/16 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161018/2330Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/459
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL100 EXT 15NM TO SW AT
18/2300Z.
OBS VA DTG: 18/2330Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0807 E11241 - S0813 E11245 - S0814
E11251 - S0757 E11300 - S0753 E11256 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/0530Z SFC/FL100 S0811 E11221 - S0824
E11246 - S0757 E11300 - S0753 E11257
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/1130Z SFC/FL100 S0811 E11214 - S0828
E11241 - S0757 E11300 - S0753 E11256
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/1730Z SFC/FL100 S0803 E11212 - S0825
E11236 - S0757 E11259 - S0753 E11257
RMK: VA CLEARLY VISIBLE IN VIS AND RGB SAT IMAGERY. VA
HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI IMAGERY, SURABAYA
18/1200Z SOUNDING AND ACCESS/EC/JMA MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20161019/0530Z

Previous news
Ash emission from Bromo on 6 Oct 2016
Monday, Oct 10, 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]

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.


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.