Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20220113/1600Z ONGOING ERUPTION to 55000 ft (16800 m)

Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 18:00
18:00 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 55000 ft (16800 m) altitude or flight level 550 and is moving at 05 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVPS01 at 17:42 UTC, 13/01/22 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220113/1742Z
VAAC: WELLINGTON
VOLCANO: HUNGA TONGA-HUNGA HA'APAI 243040
PSN: S2032 W17523
AREA: TONGA
SUMMIT ELEV: 114M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/8
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI 8 AND TONGA GNS REPORT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20220113/1600Z ONGOING
ERUPTION
OBS VA DTG: 13/1742Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL550 S1915 W17630 - S1915 W17345 - S2200
W17345 - S2200 W17630 MOV N 05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/2342Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/0542Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 14/1142Z NOT AVBL
RMK: ERUPTION CLEAR IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. CLOUD TOP
TEMPERATURES PROVIDE PLUME HEIGHT ESTIMATE. PLUME IS STILL
RISING RAPIDLY. MORE INFORMATION SHORTLY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20220113/2342Z=


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