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Bromo volcano
Stratovolcano 2329 m / 7,641 ft
East Java, Indonesia, -7.94°S / 112.95°E
Current status: restless (2 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 TO FL100 EXT SW. to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Monday Mar 11, 2019 01:30 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 01:25 UTC, 11/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190311/0124Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/2
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL100 EXT SW.
OBS VA DTG: 11/0130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0756 E11258 - S0757 E11258 - S0811
E11236 - S0804 E11232 - S0756 E11250 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/0730Z SFC/FL100 S0757 E11258 - S0809
E11234 - S0754 E11232 - S0755 E11258
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/1330Z SFC/FL100 S0757 E11258 - S0809
E11235 - S0754 E11232 - S0755 E11258
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 11/1930Z SFC/FL100 S0756 E11259 - S0811
E11236 - S0803 E11231 - S0756 E11247 - S0755 E11258
RMK: CVGHM REPORTED ERUPTION TO 600M ABV SUMMIT. VA OBSERVED
ON VIS SATELLITE IMAGERY EXTENDING TO THE SW. HEIGHT AND
MOVEMENT BASED ON GROUND REPORT AND CONSENSUS MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190311/0730Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Nov 11, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 18 Oct 2016
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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.


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