Awu volcano news & activity updates:
Awu Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA TO FL060 EXT N. to 6000 ft (1800 m)
Sunday Aug 04, 2019 05:30 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 and is moving at 15 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVAU03 at 05:15 UTC, 04/08/19 from ADRM
VOLCANO: AWU 267040
PSN: N0340 E12530
SUMMIT ELEV: 1320M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO FL060 EXT N.
OBS VA DTG: 04/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 N0338 E12533 - N0338 E12523 - N0443
E12506 - N0447 E12545 - N0446 E12545 MOV N 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/1120Z SFC/FL060 N0339 E12532 - N0338
E12522 - N0445 E12503 - N0447 E12545
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/1720Z SFC/FL060 N0338 E12533 - N0338
E12524 - N0446 E12504 - N0448 E12545
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/2320Z SFC/FL060 N0338 E12533 - N0338
E12522 - N0445 E12505 - N0447 E12545
RMK: VA CLEARLY SEEN ON VIS AND RGB SAT IMAGERY EXT TO N.
DIFFICULT TO GET IR TEMP DUE TO WEAK VA PLUME.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190804/1120Z
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