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KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation

 (1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
 (2) Issued:20150127/0318Z
 (3) Volcano:Karymsky (CAVW #300130)
 (4) Current Aviation Color Code:ORANGE
 (5) Previous Aviation Color Code:orange
 (6) Source:KVERT
 (7) Notice Number:2015-36
 (8) Volcano Location:N 54 deg 2 min E 159 deg 26 min
 (9) Area:Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation:4874.08 ft (1486 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash plume drift at first to the north and later to the east of the volcano.

Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.
(12) Volcanic cloud height:13120-9840 ft (4000-3000 m) a.s.l. Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20150127/0116Z – NPP (4m5)
(13) Other volcanic cloud information:Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 50 mi (80 km)
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: E / azimuth 97 deg
Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20150127/0116Z – NPP (4m5)
(14) Remarks:
 This is one of the most active volcanoes of the Eastern zone. The eruptive style is represented with explosive and explosive-effusive eruptions. The major type of eruptions is Vulcanian, at some periods – Vulcanian-Strombolian.
(15) Contacts:Dr. Olga A. Girina, Head of KVERT, IVS FEB RAS
girina@kscnet.ru +74152302549

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.
   

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For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Information Release, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Information Release, January 27, 2015. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/index.php?n=2015-36.



 
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