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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: ONGOING ERUPTION LAST REPORTED AT 08/2313Z.

Tuesday Apr 09, 2019 07:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Bromo volcano on  9 Apr 2019
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on 9 Apr 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 07:11 UTC, 09/04/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190409/0700Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: TENGGER CALDERA 263310
PSN: S0757 E11257
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2329M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/88
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION LAST REPORTED AT
08/2313Z.
EST VA DTG: 09/0700Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL100 S0758 E11250 - S0749 E11258 - S0750
E11315 - S0804 E11321 - S0811 E11302 MOV E 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/1300Z SFC/FL100 S0800 E11247 - S0746
E11256 - S0746 E11314 - S0805 E11318 - S0812 E11300
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1900Z SFC/FL100 S0800 E11247 - S0813
E11300 - S0805 E11318 - S0746 E11314 - S0746 E11256
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 10/0100Z SFC/FL100 S0746 E11256 - S0745
E11311 - S0801 E11314 - S0812 E11300 - S0759 E11245
RMK: VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO MET CLOUD
OBSCURATION. WEBCAM IMG FOR ONGOING ERUPTION REPORTED AT
08/2313Z. VA TO FL100 LAST OBS ON SAT AT 08/0150Z. VA HEIGHT
AND MOVEMENT BASED ON HIMAWARI-8, SURABAYA 09/0000Z SOUNDING
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190409/1300Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Apr 09, 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 E direction. ... [more]
Monday, Apr 08, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Apr 08, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Bromo volcano on  8 Apr 2019
Monday, Apr 08, 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 E direction. ... [more]
Sunday, Apr 07, 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]

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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