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.


28th of January 2020, 5 months ago

2020-01-28 01:10:00 UTC Yellow

Slamet - 20200128/0110Z 

Hetty Triastuty, Dr. S.Si, M.Sc, Slamet Volcano Observatory - 5 months ago

On 27 January 2020, observed thick white gas emission at 23:14 UTC (06:14 Local Time, January 28). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 11290 FT (3528 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Gas emission moving to south.


10th of August 2019, 11 months ago

2019-08-10 07:02:00 UTC Yellow

Slamet - 20190810/0702Z 

Nia Haerani, Dr. S.T., M.T., Slamet Volcano Observatory - 11 months ago

Increase on seismic activity. No sign of eruption yet. Ash-cloud not visible. Surface activity is white-thin gas emission with maximum height of 50 m from crater rim..

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.