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Sinabung Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL500 MOV WEST. to 50000 ft (15200 m)

Fri, 24 May 2019, 21:15
21:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Sinabung volcano on 24 May 2019
Satellite image of Sinabung volcano on 24 May 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 50000 ft (15200 m) altitude or flight level 500 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU04 at 21:09 UTC, 24/05/19 from NZKL
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190524/2108Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SINABUNG 261080
PSN: N0310 E09824
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2460M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/5
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL500 MOV WEST.
OBS VA DTG: 24/2108Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL500 N0307 E09825 - N0304 E09756 - N0320
E09748 - N0326 E09806 - N0313 E09826 MOV W 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 25/0308Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 25/0908Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 25/1508Z NOT AVBL
RMK: HIGH LEVEL ERUPTION TO FL500. A MORE DETAILED ADVISORY
WILL FOLLOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190524/2128Z

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Wed, 22 May 2019, 06:00

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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style
Explosive
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