Mount Bromo’s crater temporarily closed for visits

Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

Due to recent seismic activity at Mount Bromo in central Java, Indonesia, the crater rim at this iconic destination is no longer permitted for visits until further notice, according to an Asian Trails Indonesia newsletter to clients. This applies to all bookings with immediate effect.

Visitors are still able to access the viewing point at Penanjakan, and vehicles will still drive down to the parking area at the foot of Mount Bromo, but clients will no longer be able to venture any further by foot as the could previously. All Asian Trails tours will be operational with this slight amendment to the touring activity.

Mount Bromo is showing signs of seismic activity

Mount Bromo erupted last Friday afternoon (July 19) at 16.67, according to The Jakarta Post which obtained the information from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

Although the eruption caused tremors up to 37 millimetres, a BNPB spokesperson told The Jakarta Post that the situation is under control. However, tremors with amplitudes of 0.5 to 1 mm were still recorded through Saturday morning.

Mount Bromo has been on Level 2 alert (caution) since 2016.

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