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Bromo volcano
Stratovolcano 2329 m / 7,641 ft
East Java, Indonesia, -7.94°S / 112.95°E
Current status: erupting (4 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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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 W LAST OBS 11/0200Z OBS VA DTG: 11/0730Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Monday Mar 11, 2019 07:30 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 11 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 11 Mar 2019
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 5 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 07:27 UTC, 11/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190311/0730Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/3
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL100 EXT W LAST OBS 11/0200Z
OBS VA DTG: 11/0730Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0757 E11258 - S0755 E11258 - S0754
E11236 - S0808 E11237 MOV W 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/1330Z SFC/FL100 S0757 E11258 - S0755
E11258 - S0754 E11235 - S0809 E11237
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/1930Z SFC/FL100 S0756 E11259 - S0755
E11258 - S0755 E11247 - S0803 E11231 - S0813 E11238
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 12/0130Z SFC/FL100 S0756 E11259 - S0814
E11238 - S0803 E11231 - S0755 E11247 - S0755 E11258
RMK: CVGHM REPORTED ERUPTION TO 600M ABV SUMMIT AT 11/0053Z.
VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO OBSCURATION BY
MET CLOUD. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON GROUND REPORT AND
CONSENSUS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190311/1330Z

Previous news
Monday, Mar 11, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]

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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