|(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)|
|(3) Volcano:||Sheveluch (CAVW #300270)|
|(4) Current aviation colour code:||ORANGE|
|(5) Previous aviation colour code:||orange|
|(7) Notice Number:||2023-38|
|(8) Volcano Location:||N 56 deg 38 min E 161 deg 18 min|
|(9) Area:||Kamchatka, Russia|
|(10) Summit Elevation:||3283 m (10768.24 ft), the dome elevation ~2500 m (8200 ft)|
|(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:||The growth of the lava dome continues, a strong fumarole activity, an incandescence of the lava dome, sometimes explosions, and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Video data by KVERT showed an ash plume from hot avalanches rose up to 3.5-3.7 km a.s.l. and is drifting to the north-east of the volcano.|
The extrusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 10-15 km (32,800-49,200 ft) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
|(12) Volcanic cloud height:||3500-3700 m (11480-12136 ft) AMSL Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20230330/0030Z – Video data|
|(13) Other volcanic cloud information:||Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 70 km (43 mi)|
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: ENE / azimuth 71 deg
Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20230329/2345Z – NOAA-18 4m5
|(15) Contacts:|| Dmitry V. Melnikov, IVS FEB RAS|
Duty scientist: +79622825253
|(16) Next Notice:||A new VONA will be issued if conditions change significantly or the colour code is changed. VONAs are posted at http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/.|
In Russia, KVERT, on behalf of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FEB RAS, is responsible for providing information on volcanic activity to international air navigation services for the airspace users.
For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Information Release, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Information Release, March 30, 2023. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=2023-38.