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
 

27th of November 2020, 1 day ago

2020-11-27 23:45:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201127/2345Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2336 UTC (0836 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5853 FT (1829 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 2020, 3 days ago

2020-11-25 03:32:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201125/0332Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2222 UTC (0722 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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22nd of November 2020, 6 days ago

2020-11-22 22:59:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201122/2259Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2146 UTC (0646 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 southwest.

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19th of November 2020, 1 week ago

2020-11-19 23:25:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201119/2325Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2214 UTC (0714 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6173 FT (1929 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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13th of November 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-11-13 01:24:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201113/0124Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2303 UTC (0803 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 south..

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11th of November 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-11-11 23:00:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201111/2300Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2133 UTC (0633 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. -cloud moving to south..

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9th of November 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-11-09 02:09:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201109/0209Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0125 UTC (1025 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 4573 FT (1429 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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5th of November 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-11-05 00:54:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201105/0054Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0033 UTC (0933 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 southeast..

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29th of October 2020, 4 weeks ago

2020-10-29 03:39:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201029/0339Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 4 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0250 UTC (1150 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5853 FT (1829 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to east, southeast..

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28th of October 2020, 1 month ago

2020-10-28 01:08:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201028/0108Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2256 UTC (0756 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 south, southwest.

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26th of October 2020, 1 month ago

2020-10-26 04:05:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201026/0405Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2230 UTC (0730 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 4573 FT (1429 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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24th of October 2020, 1 month ago

2020-10-24 00:28:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201024/0028Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2147 UTC (0647 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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22nd of October 2020, 1 month ago

2020-10-22 03:05:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201022/0305Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0106 UTC (1006 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6173 FT (1929 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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16th of October 2020, 1 month ago

2020-10-16 02:38:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201016/0238Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2349 UTC (0849 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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5th of October 2020, 1 month ago

2020-10-05 22:54:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201005/2254Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2235 UTC (0735 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 north,northeast.

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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.