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
 

4th of September 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-09-04 22:34:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200904/2234Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 22:13 UTC (05:13 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. 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 north-northeast.

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31st of August 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-08-31 02:42:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200831/0242Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 02:28 UTC (09:28 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 11072 FT (3460 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to East-northeast.

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25th of August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-25 06:25:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200825/0625Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 06:22 UTC (13:22 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. 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 west-nortthwest.

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2020-08-25 03:53:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200825/0353Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 03:50 UTC (10:50 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud moving to west-nortthwest.

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23rd of August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-23 01:20:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200823/0120Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 00:41 UTC (07:41 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12672 FT (3960 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 August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-20 22:32:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200820/2232Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 22:17 UTC (05:17 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud moving to east - southeast..

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19th of August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-19 11:24:00 UTC Red

Sinabung - 20200819/1124Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 11:23 UTC (18:23 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 20672 FT (6460 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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17th of August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-17 10:41:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200817/1041Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 10:24 UTC (17:24 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12672 FT (3960 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south-east.

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2020-08-17 10:41:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200817/1041Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 10:24 UTC (17:24 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12672 FT (3960 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south-east.

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14th of August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-14 10:07:00 UTC Red

Sinabung - 20200814/1007Z 

Armen Putra, Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 09:56 UTC (16:56 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 21312 FT (6660 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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2020-08-14 07:54:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200814/0754Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 07:55 UTC (14:55 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud moving to east - southeast..

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2020-08-14 07:27:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200814/0727Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 07:25 UTC (14:25 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12672 FT (3960 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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2020-08-14 03:33:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200814/0333Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 03:30 UTC (10:30 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14592 FT (4560 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to south - southeast..

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13th of August 2020, 1 month ago

2020-08-13 14:35:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200813/1435Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1430 UTC (2130 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud moving to east - southeast..

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2020-08-13 13:42:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20200813/1342Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1315 UTC (2015 local). Eruption and ash emission is continuing. Ash-cloud not visible. Ash-cloud moving to east - southeast. .

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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.