A "tornado" emerging from the dormant cone.
All photographs courtesy of and copyrighted by Leslie Sonnenschein. Photos taken in October, 1996.
On 30 November, the Mount Bromo began a new eruptive phase with the initial explosion sending up a dark ash cloud to 100-150 m above the crater rim. The Alert Level remains at 2. For more information regarding Indonesia's volcanoes, visit the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia Website.
This information was summarized from a report on Smithsonian Instituion's Preliminary Notices of Volcanic Activity
On the 29 November, the Mount Bromo Volcano began expelling large quanities of ash which fell on nearby communities. On 4 December, small scale explosions sent ash up to 900 m above the crater rim. Officials have closed the area to tourists. The volcano is located in East Java's Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. The Alert Level remains at 2.
This information was summarized from a report on Discovery Online and Smithsonian Institution's Preliminary Notices of Volcanic Activity
The interior of the crater.
The caldera floor from the Bromo cone.
The wall of the Tengger caldera.
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