|(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)|
|(3) Volcano:||Chikurachki (CAVW #290360)|
|(4) Current Aviation Color Code:||GREEN|
|(5) Previous Aviation Color Code:||yellow|
|(7) Notice Number:||2016-88|
|(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:||According to satellite data by KVERT, gas-steam plumes containing ash were raising up to 2.5 km a.s.l. and extended about 35 km to the south-east from the volcano on 30 August. On 31 August the volcano was quiet. KVERT continues to monitor Chikurachki volcano.|
A moderate gas-steam activity of the volcano probably continues. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.
|(12) Volcanic cloud height:||NO ASH CLOUD PRODUSED|
|(13) Other volcanic cloud information:||NO ASH CLOUD PRODUSED|
|(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 31, 2016. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=2016-88.
|Aviation Color Codes|
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.
Volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission.
Eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely.
Eruption is underway with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.