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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 ERUPTION TO FL170 EXT TO SE EST VA DTG: 20/2100Z

Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 21:15 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 20:59 UTC, 20/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190320/2100Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/42
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, PIREP, VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA ERUPTION TO FL170 EXT TO SE
EST VA DTG: 20/2100Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL170 S0756 E11254 - S0814 E11301 - S0832
E11332 - S0806 E11342 - S0755 E11317 - S0754 E11256 MOV SE
15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/0300Z SFC/FL170 S0757 E11254 - S0753
E11258 - S0754 E11317 - S0802 E11341 - S0827 E11332 - S0813
E11302
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/0900Z SFC/FL170 S0757 E11255 - S0812
E11304 - S0824 E11334 - S0800 E11340 - S0751 E11313 - S0753
E11257
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/1500Z SFC/FL170 S0756 E11254 - S0753
E11255 - S0751 E11313 - S0756 E11342 - S0820 E11337 - S0811
E11304
RMK: VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY SINCE 20/0610Z
DUE TO OBSCURATION BY MET CLOUD, HOWEVER ERUPTION IS STILL
ASSUMED ONGOING. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8
IMAGERY, PIREPS, SURABAYA 20/1200Z SOUNDING AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190321/0300Z

Previous news
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 20 Mar 2019
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 19, 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 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 18 Mar 2019
Monday, Mar 18, 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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