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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: VA TO FL100 LAST OBS AT 06/0230Z. to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Saturday Apr 06, 2019 13:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Bromo volcano on  6 Apr 2019
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 6 Apr 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.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 12:57 UTC, 06/04/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190406/1300Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/79
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL100 LAST OBS AT 06/0230Z.
EST VA DTG: 06/1300Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0753 E11243 - S0738 E11300 - S0752
E11321 - S0812 E11259 MOV N 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/1900Z SFC/FL100 S0753 E11243 - S0738
E11300 - S0752 E11321 - S0812 E11259
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/0100Z SFC/FL100 S0811 E11300 - S0752
E11320 - S0738 E11301 - S0753 E11243
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 07/0700Z SFC/FL100 S0811 E11300 - S0753
E11243 - S0738 E11300 - S0752 E11320
RMK: VA CURRENTLY NOT IDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE
TO MET CLOUD, HOWEVER ERUPTION STILL EXPECTED TO BE ONGOING.
VA HEIGHT AND AND FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY,
GROUND REPORT AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190406/1900Z

Previous news
Saturday, Apr 06, 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 3 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 29 Mar 2019
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 28, 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]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 28 Mar 2019
Thursday, Mar 28, 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]
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 . ... [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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