SOP 20181215/2000Z

Soputan 20181215/2000Z

(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION - VONA
(2) Issued : 20181215/2000Z
(3) Volcano : Soputan (266030)
(4) Current Aviation Colour Code : ORANGE
(5) Previous Aviation Colour Code : yellow
(6) Source : Soputan Volcano Observatory
(7) Notice Number : 2018SOP11
(8) Volcano Location : N 01 deg 06 min 52 sec E 124 deg 44 min 13 sec
(9) Area : Sulawesi Utara
(10) Summit Elevation : 1809 FT (565 M)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary : Eruption with volcanic ash cloud started on 15 December 2018 at 17:02 UTC (16 December 2018 at 01:02 localtime). During the initial phase of the eruption, ash cloud was not visible due to heavy fog. Two hours later, we could see the summit and eruption was visible with an ash plume of around 3000 m above the summit or more than 4800 m above sea level. Eruption and ash emission are continuing.
(12) Volcanic Cloud Height : Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 50784 FT (15389 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer.
(13) Other Volcanic Cloud Information : Ash-cloud is moving Southeast. Ash fall was reported by people living in Liwitung area (SE of the volcano).
(14) Remarks : Seismic activity is characterised by continuous volcanic tremor.
(15) Contacts : Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM).
Tel: +62-22-727-2606.
Facsimile: +62-22-720-2761.
email : pvmbg@esdm.go.id
(16) Next Notice : A new VONA will be issued if conditions change significantly or the colour code is changes.
Latest Volcanic information is posted at VONA | MAGMA Indonesia Website.
Link: https://magma.esdm.go.id/v1/vona