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 January 2021, 4 weeks ago

2021-01-27 11:24:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210127/1124Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 4 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1122 UTC (1822 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9472 FT (2960 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southeast - east..

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20th of January 2021, 1 month ago

2021-01-20 23:42:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210120/2342Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with ash clouds at 23:35 UTC (06:35 local time). The eruption lasted for 94 seconds Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9472 FT (2960 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash cloud is moving to east-southeast.

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7th of January 2021, 1 month ago

2021-01-07 14:15:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210107/1415Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1418 UTC (2118 local). Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud is not visible .

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2021-01-07 13:28:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210107/1328Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1329 UTC (2029 local) Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud is not visible .

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5th of January 2021, 1 month ago

2021-01-05 14:12:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210105/1412Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1408 UTC (2108 local). Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud is not visible .

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2021-01-05 13:25:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210105/1325Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1327 UTC (2027 local). Ash-cloud not visible. ash cloud not visible.

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2021-01-05 01:23:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210105/0123Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0125 UTC (0825 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 10432 FT (3260 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southeast-east..

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4th of January 2021, 1 month ago

2021-01-04 01:55:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210104/0155Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0154 UTC (0854 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 10112 FT (3160 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west - northwest.

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29th of December 2020, 1 month ago

2020-12-29 05:27:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201229/0527Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0527 UTC (1227 local) Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud moving to south - west.

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28th of December 2020, 1 month ago

2020-12-28 10:51:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201228/1051Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1051 UTC (1751 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9472 FT (2960 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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13th of December 2020, 2 months ago

2020-12-13 05:40:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201213/0540Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 2 months ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0538 UTC (1238 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9472 FT (2960 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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2nd of December 2020, 2 months ago

2020-12-02 01:01:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201202/0101Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 2 months ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 00:55 UTC (0755 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9472 FT (2960 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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30th of November 2020, 2 months ago

2020-11-30 05:16:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201130/0516Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 2 months ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0434 UTC (1134 local) Ash-cloud not visible. volcano cloudy .

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29th of November 2020, 2 months ago

2020-11-29 11:11:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201129/1111Z 

Armen Putra, Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 2 months ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 11:02 UTC (18:02 local). Eruption and ash emission Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9152 FT (2860 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 months ago

2020-11-25 10:45:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201125/1045Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 2 months ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1034 UTC (1734 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 9472 FT (2960 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south - west..

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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.