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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: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL110 EXTD ENE OBS VA DTG: 13/0025Z to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Wednesday Mar 13, 2019 00:30 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 13 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 13 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 00:24 UTC, 13/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190313/0024Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/9
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, GROUND REPORT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL110 EXTD ENE
OBS VA DTG: 13/0025Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 S0758 E11256 - S0756 E11321 - S0743
E11319 - S0749 E11304 - S0756 E11255 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/0625Z SFC/FL110 S0758 E11256 - S0757
E11255 - S0736 E11313 - S0753 E11322
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 13/1225Z SFC/FL110 S0758 E11257 - S0745
E11319 - S0735 E11304 - S0757 E11255
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 13/1825Z SFC/FL110 S0757 E11256 - S0734
E11304 - S0745 E11319 - S0759 E11257
RMK: PLUME PARTLY OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD, LEADING TO LOW
CONFIDENCE IN FAR NE OF POLYGON. HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED
ON SURABAYA 12/1200Z SOUNDING, HIMAWARI-8 13/0010Z IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190313/0625Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction. ... [more]
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 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 11 Mar 2019
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 5 kts in W direction. ... [more]
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]

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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