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
 

18th of November 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-11-18 22:25:00 UTC Orange

Ibu - 20201118/2225Z 

Novia Antika Anggraeni, S.Si., Ibu Volcano Observatory - 2 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash-cloud at 2221 UTC (0721 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6800 FT (2125 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. Grey ash-cloud moving to West.

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2020-11-18 06:45:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201118/0645Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0644 UTC (1344 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 south-west..

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17th of November 2020, 2 weeks ago

2020-11-17 23:34:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20201117/2334Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2336 UTC ( 0636 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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13th of November 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-11-13 01:24:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201113/0124Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2303 UTC (0803 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 south..

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2020-11-13 00:51:00 UTC Orange

Ibu - 20201113/0051Z 

Novia Antika Anggraeni, S.Si., Ibu Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash-cloud at 0040 UTC (0940 local) Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6160 FT (1925 M) above sea level, may be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer. White to grey ash-cloud moving to south.

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12th of November 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-11-12 02:14:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20201112/0214Z 

Yadi Yuliandi, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0221 UTC (0921 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 south.

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11th of November 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-11-11 23:00:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201111/2300Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2133 UTC (0633 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. -cloud moving to south..

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10th of November 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-11-10 09:56:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201110/0956Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud and pyroclastic flow at 0950 UTC (1650 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 east southeast and pyroclastic flow to southeast as far as 2500 meters.

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9th of November 2020, 3 weeks ago

2020-11-09 02:09:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201109/0209Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0125 UTC (1025 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 east..

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6th of November 2020, 4 weeks ago

2020-11-06 23:43:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20201106/2343Z 

Mukdas Sofian, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 3 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2344 UTC (0644 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 13363 FT (4176 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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5th of November 2020, 4 weeks ago

2020-11-05 00:54:00 UTC Orange

Dukono - 20201105/0054Z 

Pretina Sitinjak, S.T., Dukono Volcano Observatory - 4 weeks ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0033 UTC (0933 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 southeast..

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4th of November 2020, 1 month ago

2020-11-04 13:24:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201104/1324Z 

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

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1320 UTC (2020 local). Eruption and ash emission 117 second Ash-cloud not visible. visibility is unavailable.

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2020-11-04 00:51:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20201104/0051Z 

Mukdas Sofian, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0052 UTC (0752 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 13363 FT (4176 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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2nd of November 2020, 1 month ago

2020-11-02 17:24:00 UTC Orange

Sinabung - 20201102/1724Z 

Armen Putra, Sinabung Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 16:58 UTC (23:58 local). Eruption and ash emission 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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1st of November 2020, 1 month ago

2020-11-01 22:15:00 UTC Orange

Semeru - 20201101/2215Z 

Mukdas Sofian, A.Md., Semeru Volcano Observatory - 1 month ago

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 2219 UTC (0519 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 13363 FT (4176 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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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.