News & activity updates:

Updated: Sep 26, 2021 17:00 GMT

Bromo Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING ERUPTION LAST OBS ON WEBCAM AT 25/1115Z.

Mon, 25 Mar 2019, 19:00
19:00 PM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 18:51 UTC, 25/03/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190325/1855Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/64
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION LAST OBS ON WEBCAM AT
25/1115Z.
EST VA DTG: 25/1855Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0758 E11255 - S0808 E11329 - S0737
E11331 - S0755 E11254 MOV E 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/0055Z SFC/FL100 S0758 E11255 - S0755
E11254 - S0739 E11304 - S0734 E11323 - S0751 E11334 - S0807
E11307
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 26/0655Z SFC/FL100 S0803 E11252 - S0814
E11309 - S0751 E11326 - S0745 E11300 - S0756 E11249
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 26/1255Z SFC/FL100 S0810 E11301 - S0800
E11241 - S0742 E11245 - S0744 E11305 - S0757 E11312
RMK: VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON LATEST SAT IMG DUE TO MET CLOUD IN
AREA. HOWEVER, 25/1115Z WEBCAM IMG SUGGESTS ONGOING
ERUPTION. VA LAST OBS ON SAT IMG TO FL100 EXT TO ENE AT
25/0200Z. HEIGHT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 AND JUANDA 25/1200Z
SONDE. MODEL WINDS LIGHT AND VRB.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190326/0055Z

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Background:

Updated: Sep 26, 2021 17:00 GMT

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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