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KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation
 (1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
 (2) Issued:20160727/0708Z
 (3) Volcano:Chikurachki (CAVW #290360)
 (4) Current Aviation Color Code:ORANGE
 (5) Previous Aviation Color Code:green
 (6) Source:KVERT
 (7) Notice Number:2016-73
 (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 Tokyo VAAC data, eruption of Chikurachki volcano began. Satellite data by KVERT show an ash plume is raising up to 4-5 km a.s.l. and extending for about 100 km to the northeast from the volcano.

Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,240 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
(12) Volcanic cloud height:13120-16400 ft (4000-5000 m) AMSL Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20160727/0548Z – NOAA 18 (4m5)
(13) Other volcanic cloud information:Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 62 mi (100 km)
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: NE / azimuth 54 deg
Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20160727/0548Z – NOAA 18 (4m5)
(14) Remarks:
(15) Contacts:Dr. Olga A. Girina, Head of KVERT, IVS FEB RAS
girina@kscnet.ru +74152202044

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, July 27, 2016. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/index.php?n=2016-73.



 
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