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

29th of January 2023, 1 week ago


Ibu - 20230129/1238Z

Axl Roeroe, 1 week ago VEN

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1238 UTC (2138 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 7440 FT (2325 M) above sea level or 3200 FT (1000 M) above summit. May be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer.

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22nd of January 2023, 2 weeks ago


Ibu - 20230122/0042Z

Axl Roeroe, 2 weeks ago VEN

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 0042 UTC (0942 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 7440 FT (2325 M) above sea level or 3200 FT (1000 M) above summit. May be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer.

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16th of January 2023, 3 weeks ago


Ibu - 20230116/1059Z

Axl Roeroe, 3 weeks ago VEN

Eruption with volcanic ash cloud at 1059 UTC (1959 local). Best estimate of ash-cloud top is around 6160 FT (1925 M) above sea level or 1920 FT (600 M) above summit. May be higher than what can be observed clearly. Source of height data: ground observer.

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VONA Color Code
Green

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.


Yellow

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.


Orange

Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption with column height below 6000 meter above sea level.


Red

Eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash with column height above 6000 meter above sea level.

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