Bromo Volcano Eruption – January 2016

3-4th January

Updated: 4th January 21:10 local time.

3th January

Activity of the Volcano

Weather was rather poor throughout the day and offered only a few windows of observation. When observed, Bromo was seen sending up a plume to a height around 800-1000m. No rumbling sounds were heard from the eruption or lava glow at night. In the afternoon however, Lahar`s were observed (see photos below), accompanied by distinct sound of flowing material. Lahars were seen on twice occurrences throughout the afternoon. It was a rather interesting experience, since no rainfall was observed on my point of observation, but must have occurred and triggered the Lahar in the vicinity of Bromo.

Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Clouds obscure views of Bromo and the ongoing eruption. (08:05)
Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Upslope fog i the morning on farmlands in the village of Cemara Lawang.
Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Heavy ashfall in recent days have collapsed trees and made the surroundings gray.

Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava

Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Ash covered my trail-cam that has been taking photos of Bromo for 2 weeks.
Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Collapsed tree on rooftop. If ashfall continues it may collapse houseroofs, if not cleaned.
Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Ash is cleaned from the parking lot of a hotel.

Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016

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Lahar appears downwind of Bromo. (14:34)
Lahar Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Lahar
Bromo Eruption 2016 Indonesia ash lava
Lahar

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4th January

Activity of the Volcano

Eruption plume reached up to 1000m or higher above Bromo today. Lahars were observed in the afternoon near the foot of Bromo, similar to what was observed yesterday.

Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
A layer of clouds lay below Bromo in the morning (05:08)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
Eruption plume reach heights up to 1000m above Bromo this morning. (05:08)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
Eruption plume is heading West towards city of Malang, and still contain moderate amounts of fine ash. (05:09)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(05:13)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
Aerial views from UAV (05:23)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
Ash emissions seen heading West (05:25)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(05:37)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(06:14)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(06:15)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(06:27)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(14:29)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(14:34)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(14:35)
Aerial Bromo Volcano Tengger Eruption 2016
(14:48)


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