VONA
What is VONA?

VONA stands for Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation. It issues reports for changes, both increases and decreases, in volcanic activities, providing a description on the nature of the unrest or eruption, potential or current hazards as well as likely outcomes. See the following link (USGS) for further details. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) under the Geological Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources produced VONA's reports based on analysis of data from the agency's monitoring networks as well as from direct observations. VONA's alert levels are color-coded to indicate the different types of notifications addressing specific informative needs. The reports are disseminated via email to national and international stakeholders in the aviation sector. Other interested parties can avail of them through email subscription. All notifications are publicly available online.

USGS
 

7th of December 2019, 5 days ago

2019-12-07 00:04:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191207/0004Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 5 days ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2341 UTC (0841 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southeast..

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6th of December 2019, 6 days ago

2019-12-06 01:19:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191206/0119Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 6 days ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0020 UTC (0920 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6493 FT (2029 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south..

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4th of December 2019, 1 week ago

2019-12-04 23:24:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191204/2324Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2154 UTC (0654 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 4893 FT (1529 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south.

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2019-12-04 01:22:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191204/0122Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2253 UTC (0753 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6493 FT (2029 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south.

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3rd of December 2019, 1 week ago

2019-12-03 01:41:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191203/0141Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2353 UTC (0853 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5533 FT (1729 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east..

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2019-12-03 01:31:00 UTC Orange

Ibu - 20191203/0131Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Ibu Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0008 UTC (0908 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6800 FT (2125 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to north.

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2019-12-03 00:57:00 UTC Orange

Ibu - 20191203/0057Z 

Novia Antika Anggraeni, S.Si., Ibu Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0008 UTC (0908 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6800 FT (2125 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. White to grey ash-cloud moving to North..

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2nd of December 2019, 1 week ago

2019-12-02 01:44:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191202/0144Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2233 UTC (0733 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 4893 FT (1529 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east.

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1st of December 2019, 1 week ago

2019-12-01 05:36:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191201/0536Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0408 UTC (1308 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east..

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25th of November 2019, 2 weeks ago

2019-11-25 10:01:00 UTC Orange

Ibu - 20191125/1001Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Ibu Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0921 UTC ( 1821 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5200 FT (1625 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to north.

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22nd of November 2019, 2 weeks ago

2019-11-22 23:01:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191122/2301Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2230 UTC (0730 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southeast..

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2019-11-22 08:34:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191122/0834Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0832 UTC (1732 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6493 FT (2029 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east..

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21st of November 2019, 3 weeks ago

2019-11-21 23:27:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191121/2327Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2305 UTC (0805 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east..

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20th of November 2019, 3 weeks ago

2019-11-20 03:58:00 UTC Orange

Ibu - 20191120/0358Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Ibu Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0159 UTC (1059 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6800 FT (2125 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to north.

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18th of November 2019, 3 weeks ago

2019-11-18 10:42:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20191118/1042Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0915 UTC (1815 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 4893 FT (1529 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east..

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VONA Color Code

Volcano is in normal, non-eruptive state, or, after a change from a higher level: Volcanic activity considered to have ceased, and volcano reverted to its normal, non-eruptive state.


Volcano is experiencing signs of elevated unrest above known background levels, or, after a change from higher level: Volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.


Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption with column height below 6000 meter above sea level.


Eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash with column height above 6000 meter above sea level.