May 18, 1980

On May 18, 1980 at 8:32 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered one of the world’s largest recorded landslides, followed by one of the most powerful volcanic blasts in the history of North America: Mount St. Helens. That morning, twenty-three square miles of the mountain blasted sideways at 650 m.p.h. The temperature reached 660 degrees…

Mt. Bromo

Today we had another early morning. We woke up at 4:00 am to drive/hike to Seruni Viewpoint, from here you can see a panoramic view of Mt. Bromo, Mt. Batok, Mt. Semeru, and Segara Wedi (“Sea of Sands”) from Mt. Pananjakan. Mt Bromo is located in The Tengger Massif,  The area is an active volcanic complex surrounded by…

Blue Fire

Disclaimer: It was incredibly difficult to take pictures under the volcano’s complete darkness, so most of them came out blurry. No pictures have been edited and no filter was used. This is exactly how we saw it. For the next 3 days, we decided to get a tour that will take us to Kawa Ijen,…