In mid November 2010, Mount Bromo volcano began to erupt again. It was the first eruption since June 2004, and unlike most eruptions in recent decades, the eruption turned out to be long lasting. It started with ash emissions, and in increased in intensity in Dec. 2010 and Jan 2011, when huge amounts of ash prompted flight cancellations between and to Bali and Java. At the time of writing (end of Feb. 2011), the eruption is still going strong and it counts now as Bromo's biggest eruption recorded in history since official records began in 1804.
The eruption's has caused widespread damage due to near continuous ash fall, damaging buildings, roads, and destroying farmland. The most heavily affected areas NW of Bromo have been declared disaster areas by the Indonesian government.
Iris who took part of the last Bromo eruption special tour, recorded the pressure shock waves emitted during the explosions of Bromo volcano on videao (1.3 MB, .mov format).
Piu su VolcanoDiscovery
Climbing Stromboli volcano
: Stromboli provides one of the most remarkable opportunities to watch volcanic eruptions from close: a natural ridge located 150 m above the active vents. A classic and all-time favorite tour by anyone interested in seeing active volcanoes!
List and map of all volcanoes in Africa. Most volcanoes are located in the Great Rift Valley, but there are more.
Igneous or magmatic rocks
: The most primitive rock type forms when magma (molten rock) solidifies - either inside the earth (plutonic rocks) or during volcanic eruptions (volcanic rocks). A short overview.
Private tours on Etna volcano
: Discover Europe's largest active volcano on private, guided 1-day tours. Tours can be customized for different interests and fitness levels.