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KVERT Information Release
 (1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
 (2) Issued:20200329/2111Z
 (3) Volcano:Klyuchevskoy (CAVW #300260)
 (4) Current aviation colour code:ORANGE
 (5) Previous aviation colour code:orange
 (6) Source:KVERT
 (7) Notice Number:2020-36
 (8) Volcano Location:N 56 deg 3 min E 160 deg 38 min
 (9) Area:Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation:15580 ft (4750 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:A moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. An ash plume is extending to the north-east of the volcano. Satellite data show a bright thermal anomaly over the summit volcanic crater, and an ash plume for 155 km to the north-east of the volcano.

A moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 16,400-23,000 ft (5-7 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.
(12) Volcanic cloud height:18040-19680 ft (5500-6000 m) AMSL Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20200329/2105Z – Video data
(13) Other volcanic cloud information:Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 96 mi (155 km)
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: ENE / azimuth 75 deg
Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20200329/2019Z – NOAA 19 (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 colour code is changed. 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) FEB 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, March 29, 2020. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=2020-36.



 
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