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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 EMISSION LAST REPORTED TO FL120 EXT E AT 17/0520Z. to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Sunday Mar 17, 2019 21:00 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 5 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 20:56 UTC, 17/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190317/2100Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/30
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION LAST REPORTED TO
FL120 EXT E AT 17/0520Z.
OBS VA DTG: 17/2100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 S0800 E11257 - S0802 E11315 - S0745
E11317 - S0735 E11302 - S0756 E11254 MOV NE 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/0300Z SFC/FL120 S0800 E11257 - S0756
E11254 - S0736 E11302 - S0745 E11317 - S0803 E11316
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 18/0900Z SFC/FL120 S0800 E11257 - S0804
E11317 - S0744 E11320 - S0734 E11259 - S0756 E11254
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/1500Z SFC/FL120 S0800 E11257 - S0756
E11254 - S0734 E11259 - S0744 E11320 - S0804 E11317
RMK: VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO
MET CLOUD OBSCURATION. 17/0509Z VONA REPORTED ONGOING
ERUPTION TO FL120 MOV E. HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED ON
HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, GROUND REPORT AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190318/0300Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 17 Mar 2019
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 10 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 16, 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 N direction. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 16 Mar 2019
Saturday, Mar 16, 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]
Friday, Mar 15, 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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