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
 

13th of June 2021, 1 month ago

2021-06-13 11:05:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20210613/1105Z 

Irwan Safwan, S.T., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Gas emission at 1030 UTC (1730 lokal) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14416 FT (4505 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Volcanic Plume moving to west.

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30th of May 2021, 2 months ago

2021-05-30 23:31:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20210530/2331Z 

Irwan Safwan, S.T., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 2 months ago

Gas emission at 1114 UTC (0614 lokal). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14416 FT (4505 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Volcanic Plume moving to nort west.

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21st of March 2021, 4 months ago

2021-03-21 23:31:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20210321/2331Z 

Irwan Safwan, S.T., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 4 months ago

Eruption with volcanic gas emission at 2215 (0615 local). Eruption and gas emission is not continuing Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14096 FT (4405 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Gas emission moving to southwest.

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16th of October 2020, 9 months ago

2020-10-16 23:09:00 UTC Orange

Kerinci - 20201016/2309Z 

Irwan Safwan, S.T., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 9 months ago

Eruption with volkanic ash cloud at 1040 UTC ( 0340 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 48629 FT (14736 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash plume moving to north-east.

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15th of August 2020, 11 months ago

2020-08-15 00:40:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20200815/0040Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 11 months ago

On 15 Agustus 2020, observed brown ash emission at 00:31 UTC ( 07:31 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 48629 FT (14736 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving Northwest.

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13th of August 2020, 11 months ago

2020-08-13 05:40:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20200813/0540Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 11 months ago

On 13 Agustus 2020, observed brown ash emission at 05:25 UTC ( 12:25 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 46517 FT (14096 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-NorthEast.

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12th of August 2020, 11 months ago

2020-08-12 09:05:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20200812/0905Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 11 months ago

On 12 Agustus 2020, observed brown ash emission at 09:02 UTC ( 16:02 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 50741 FT (15376 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-Southeast-NorthEast.

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9th of August 2020, 11 months ago

2020-08-09 04:39:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20200809/0439Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 11 months ago

On 9 Agustus 2020, observed brown ash emission at 04:40 UTC ( 11:40 Local Time ). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 46517 FT (14096 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-Northeast.

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7th of August 2020, 11 months ago

2020-08-07 03:30:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20200807/0330Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 11 months ago

On 7 Agustus 2020, observed brown ash emission at 03:24 UTC ( 10:24 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 46517 FT (14096 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-Southeast-Northeast.

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14th of April 2020, 1 year ago

2020-04-14 03:30:00 UTC Orange

Kerinci - 20200414/0330Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 year ago

On 14 April 2020, observed brown ash emission at 03:27 UTC ( 10:27 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 46517 FT (14096 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving West-Southwest-East-Northeast..

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2020-04-14 02:47:00 UTC Orange

Kerinci - 20200414/0247Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 year ago

On 14 April 2020, observed brown ash emission at 02:47 UTC ( 09:47 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 44405 FT (13456 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving Northwest-Northeast.

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13th of April 2020, 1 year ago

2020-04-13 09:38:00 UTC Orange

Kerinci - 20200413/0938Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 year ago

On 13 April 2020, observed brown ash emission at 09:36 UTC ( 16:36 Local Time ) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 50741 FT (15376 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-Southeast.

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2020-04-13 06:00:00 UTC Orange

Kerinci - 20200413/0600Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 year ago

On 13 April 2020, observed brown ash emission at 06:03 UTC ( 13:03 Local Time ). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 48629 FT (14736 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-Northeast.

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2020-04-13 05:53:00 UTC Orange

Kerinci - 20200413/0553Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 year ago

On 13 April 2020, observed brown ash emission at 05:54 UTC ( 12:54 Local Time ). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 45461 FT (13776 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving East-Northeast.

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9th of April 2020, 1 year ago

2020-04-09 23:38:00 UTC Yellow

Kerinci - 20200409/2338Z 

Rudra Wibowo, A.Md., Kerinci Volcano Observatory - 1 year ago

On 10 April 2020, observed brown ash emission at 23:38 UTC ( 06:38 Local Time ). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 46517 FT (14096 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash emission moving West-Northwest.

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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.