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.

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2021-05-06 04:19:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210506/0419Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 9 hours ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0419 UTC (1119 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14272 FT (4460 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to E.

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30th of April 2021, 6 days ago

2021-04-30 02:20:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210430/0220Z 

Moh Nurul Asrori, A.Md., Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 6 days ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0220 UTC (0920 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 W.

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28th of April 2021, 1 week ago

2021-04-28 16:46:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210428/1646Z 

Armen Putra, Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1646 UTC (2346 local) 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 W - WS..

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2021-04-28 11:19:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210428/1119Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1110 UTC (1810 local) 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 S - SE..

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2021-04-28 07:26:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210428/0726Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0728 UTC (1428 local) 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 S-SW..

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27th of April 2021, 1 week ago

2021-04-27 03:22:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210427/0322Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0323 UTC (1023 local) 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 E-SE. .

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2021-04-27 01:11:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210427/0111Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0112 UTC (0812 local) 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 S-SW. .

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25th of April 2021, 1 week ago

2021-04-25 08:10:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210425/0810Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0816 UTC (1516 local) 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 E-SE..

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24th of April 2021, 1 week ago

2021-04-24 00:15:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210424/0015Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0015 UTC (0715 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14272 FT (4460 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to E-SE..

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20th of April 2021, 2 weeks ago

2021-04-20 00:00:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210420/0000Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0055 UTC (0655 local) 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 E.

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19th of April 2021, 2 weeks ago

2021-04-19 03:46:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210419/0346Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0347 UTC (1047 local) 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 southeast..

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2021-04-19 03:41:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210419/0341Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0343 UTC (1043 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 14272 FT (4460 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to SE..

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2021-04-19 01:44:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210419/0144Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0145 UTC (0845 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 WN..

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18th of April 2021, 2 weeks ago

2021-04-18 02:26:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210418/0226Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0226 UTC (0926 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 W-SW.

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17th of April 2021, 2 weeks ago

2021-04-17 10:32:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20210417/1032Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 01031 UTC (1731 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 S..

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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.