|(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)|
|(3) Volcano:||Chikurachki (CAVW #290360)|
|(4) Current Aviation Color Code:||ORANGE|
|(5) Previous Aviation Color Code:||green|
|(7) Notice Number:||2016-81|
|(8) Volcano Location:||N 50 deg 19 min E 155 deg 27 min|
|(9) Area:||Northern Kuriles, Russia|
|(10) Summit Elevation:||5956.48 ft (1816 m)|
|(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:||An explosive eruption of Chikurachki volcano began on 18 August, 2016. A strong gas-steam activity of Chikurachki volcano was observed on satellite images from 2332 UTC on 17 August till 0500 UTC on 18 August, 2016. From 0520 UTC on 18 August, an ash in the gas-steam plume from the volcano began to noted.|
Ash explosions up to 19,700 ft (6 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.
|(12) Volcanic cloud height:||6560-8200 ft (2000-2500 m) AMSL Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20160818/0630Z – Himawary-8|
|(13) Other volcanic cloud information:||Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 86 mi (138 km)|
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: NE / azimuth 52 deg
Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20160818/0630Z – Himawary-8
|(15) Contacts:||Dr. Olga A. Girina, Head of KVERT, IVS FEB RAS|
Duty scientist: +79622825253
|(16) Next Notice:||A new VONA will be issued if conditions change significantly or the Aviation Color Code is changes. VONAs are posted at http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/index_eng.php.|
In Russia, KVERT, on behalf of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FED 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, August 18, 2016. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=2016-81.