The symmetrical stratovolcano rises abruptly to 3,676 m above coastal
plains to the S and
lies at the southern end of a volcanic massif extending N to the Tengger
caldera. Semeru has
been in almost continuous eruption since 1967. Frequent small-to-moderate
have accompanied intermittent lava dome extrusion, and periodic pyroclastic
flows and lahars
have damaged villages below the volcano. A major secondary lahar on
14 May 1981 caused
more than 250 deaths and damaged 16 villages.
lies on the easternmost part of Java
November 30th, 2010
to the Darwin VAAC, CVGHM stated that an eruption from Tengger Caldera's
Bromo cone had occurred
on 26 November. An ash plume detected in satellite imagery rose to an
altitude of 13.7 km (45,000 ft) a.s.l. and
dissipated. During 27-29 November satellite imagery showed ash plumes
drifting 55-165 km at an altitude of
4.3 km (14,000 ft) a.s.l.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
The status of Bromo volcano was raised to the highest red alert level
at 3:30 pm (0830 GMT) on Tuesday.
Bromo started rumbling on November 8 and plumes of white smoke and ash
were rising from the crater of the
2,329 metre (7,640-foot) peak on Tuesday
Dangerzone at present is 3 km from the crater. The countryside around
Bromo is not densely populated as it lies
within the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park.
At least two hikers, including a Singaporean, were killed five others
injured as Mount Bromo, a popular tourist
destination (see below) , unexpectedly spewed black smoke and hot ash
Bromo erupted on Tuesday, June 8th, killing two people and injuring
volcano ejected hot rocks the size of footballs from the crater at 3:30pm
Search and rescue teams have been advised to stay away from the volcano
until it is
declared safe to approach, and Bromo has been closed to the public until
Bromo erupted (phreatic eruption), sending ash up to 3000 meters above
the crater's edge.
The duration was about 20 minutes. Rocks and ash spread in a radius
about 300 meters
from the centre of crater. The ash blown by wind to the west west north
and was detected
at G.Kelud observatory. Many buildings in the nearby towns of Malang
were covered by a light coating of ash two hours after the eruption.
The neighbouring towns
of Lumajang and Pasuruan were also affected by the eruption. Mt Bromo
is a popular
tourist destination, and many visitors climb
to the crater's edge.
June Mount Bromo shot out a shower of rocks and stones which killed
Singaporean boy and an Indonesian.
The volcano has erupted more than 60 times since 1767.
Explotions and tremors has increased last 7 days compared to the
Minor explotions sent up grey-brown dark ashcolumns which reached apprx
500 m heigth.
Seismographic monitors registered a fantastick number of quakes, a total
of 2.375 during
rising from the
Bromo-volcano to the left, while Batok - another of the youngest
volcanoes in the Trengger-massive is shown in foreground. The picture
has been taken from the
edge of the Ngadisari-caldera, the oldest of the two calderas in Terngger.
In the background Semeru volcano is clearly shown.
On of the most popular volcanoes in
Indonesia. You walk by foot or ride across
the flat Sandsea and climb up the stairs on
the slope of the Bromo-volcano.
When it explodes, you rush down
of the flat Sandsea-bottom, and in the background the edge
that borders the 16 km wide Ngadisari-caldera.
Bilder og tekst denne side: Photo
and text this page:
Kimberly, P., Siebert, L., Luhr,
J.F., and Simkin, T. (1998). Volcanoes of Indonesia, v. 1.0 (CD-ROM).
Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program, Digital Information
S I, Indonesia
See also our photo-review of the volcanoes of Indonesia!