(1) VOLCANO OBSERVATORY NOTICE FOR AVIATION (VONA)
 (2) Issued:20221102/0246Z
 (3) Volcano:Bezymianny (CAVW #300250)
 (4) Current aviation colour code:YELLOW
 (5) Previous aviation colour code:orange
 (6) Source:KVERT
 (7) Notice Number:2022-162
 (8) Volcano Location:N 55 deg 58 min E 160 deg 35 min
 (9) Area:Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation:2882 m (9452.96 ft)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary:The extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues, a strong fumarole activity, and sometimes an incandescence of the lava dome, and hot avalanches accompanies this process. But the activity of the volcano significantly decreased. Satellite data by KVERT showed a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano. KVERT continues to monitor Bezymianny volcano.

The extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano 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
(14) Remarks:Bezymianny volcano is the most active volcano of the world. In 1955, for the first time in history, Bezymianny started to erupt and after six months it produced a catastrophic eruption with the total volume of eruptive products over 3 km3. The lava dome began to grow in the explosive crater immediately after the catastrophe and continues at now.
(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/.

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.

CITATION GUIDELINES


For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Information Release, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Information Release, November 02, 2022. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=2022-162.
Aviation Colour Codes

GREEN

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.

YELLOW

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.

ORANGE

Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption.

   or,

Volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission.
[specify ash-plume height if possible]

RED

Eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely.

  or,

Eruption is underway with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.
[specify ash-plume height if possible]