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KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation

 (2) Issued:20151003/2212Z
 (3) Volcano:Sheveluch (CAVW #300270)
 (4) Current Aviation Color Code:ORANGE
 (5) Previous Aviation Color Code:orange
 (6) Source:KVERT
 (7) Notice Number:2015-196
 (8) Volcano Location:N 56 deg 38 min E 161 deg 18 min
 (9) Area:Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation:10768.24 ft (3283 m), the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:Strong explosive event occurred at Sheveluch volcano on 2159 UTC on October 03, and continues. Explosions send ash up to 6.5 km a.s.l. Ash plume drift to the south-east of the volcano.

Explosive-extrusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
(12) Volcanic cloud height:21320 ft (6500 m) a.s.l. Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20151003/2210Z – Video data
(13) Other volcanic cloud information:Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 6 mi (10 km)
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: SE
Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20151003/2210Z – Video data
(14) Remarks:
(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.


For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Information Release, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Information Release, October 03, 2015. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/index.php?n=2015-196.

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