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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Today

2020-07-12 00:49:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200712/0049Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 15 hours ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2306 UTC (0806 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6173 FT (1929 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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10th of July 2020, 2 days ago

2020-07-10 23:31:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200710/2331Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 day ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2301 UTC (0801 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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2020-07-10 23:09:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200710/2309Z 

Yadi Yuliandi, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 1 day ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2313 UTC (0613 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 13043 FT (4076 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southwest.

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7th of July 2020, 5 days ago

2020-07-07 00:15:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200707/0015Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 5 days ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2358 UTC (0858 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 4573 FT (1429 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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6th of July 2020, 6 days ago

2020-07-06 23:30:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200706/2330Z 

Yadi Yuliandi, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 5 days ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2333 UTC (0633 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 13043 FT (4076 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west.

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4th of July 2020, 1 week ago

2020-07-04 23:57:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200704/2357Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2316 UTC (0816 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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2nd of July 2020, 1 week ago

2020-07-02 23:18:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200702/2318Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2205 UTC (0705 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5213 FT (1629 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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30th of June 2020, 1 week ago

2020-06-30 02:08:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200630/0208Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0046 UTC (0946 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6493 FT (2029 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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28th of June 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-06-28 23:10:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200628/2310Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 1 week ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2232 UTC (0732 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5533 FT (1729 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to west..

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2020-06-28 10:10:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20200628/1010Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0932 UTC (1832 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 5533 FT (1729 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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26th of June 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-06-26 22:48:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200626/2248Z 

Mukdas Sofian, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2247 UTC (0547 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12723 FT (3976 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash cloud moving to southwest.

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25th of June 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-06-25 23:06:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200625/2306Z 

Yadi Yuliandi, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2308 UTC (0608 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12403 FT (3876 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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24th of June 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-06-24 23:01:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200624/2301Z 

Liswanto, A.P., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2300 UTC (0600local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12723 FT (3976 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southwest.

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23rd of June 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-06-23 22:27:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200623/2227Z 

Mukdas Sofian, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2230 UTC (0530 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 13043 FT (4076 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash cloud moving to north.

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22nd of June 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-06-22 22:31:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20200622/2231Z 

Yadi Yuliandi, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2235 UTC (0535local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 12723 FT (3976 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Ash-cloud moving to southwest..

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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.