Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Etna
in Italy

Volcano Ash Advisories for air traffic

Although Volcano Ash Advisories (VAAC) are not intended for assessing humanitarian impact, the observations of the plume are relevant for understanding local impact. The actual impact (like ash fall) depends on the type of eruption and is not known.

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2019-09-09 06:00

Received FVXX01 at 06:05 UTC, 09/09/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190909/0600Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/61
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STROMBOLIAN EXPLOSIONS OBSERVED AT NE CRATER
OBS VA DTG: 09/0600Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT INDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/140
240/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/1200Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/1800Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 10/0000Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO CLOUD MASK. NO
SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION DETECTED ON INGV WEBCAM
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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2019-08-07 05:19

Received FVXX01 at 05:36 UTC, 07/08/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190807/0519Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/60
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAMS, VONA, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION WITH NEGLIGEABLE ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 07/0500Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N3720 E01500 - N3750 E01450 - N3755 E01505 - N3735 E01520 - N3720 E01500 MOV ESE 10KT
N3735 E01520 - N3720 E01500 MOV ESE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/1100Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/1700Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/2300Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA CLOUD IS CONFINED TI THE SUMMIT AREA
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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2019-07-28 09:55

Received FVXX01 at 09:54 UTC, 28/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190728/0955Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/59
INFO SOURCE: VONA INGV SATELLITE IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: THE ERUPTION HAS STOPPED
OBS VA DTG: 28/0955Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE DATA IN SPITE OF
GOOD VISIBILITY WIND FL100/140 260/40KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/1500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/2100Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 29/0300Z NO VA EXP
RMK: WATER VAPOR PLUME VISIBLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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2019-07-28 05:50

Received FVXX01 at 05:46 UTC, 28/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190728/0550Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/58
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAMS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING WEAKENING ERUPTION
OBS VA DTG: 28/0600Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N3745 E01505 - N3805 E01635 - N3725 E01635 - N3745 E01505 MOV ESE 35KT
N3745 E01505 MOV ESE 35KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/1200Z SFC/FL140 N3750 E01505 - N3805 E01725 - N3710 E01715 - N3750 E01505 MOV ESE 40KT
N3710 E01715 - N3750 E01505 MOV ESE 40KT
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/1800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 29/0000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SMALL ASH EMISSION OCCURS
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190728/1200Z
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2019-07-27 23:50

Received FVXX01 at 23:54 UTC, 27/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190727/2350Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/57
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAMS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING ERUPTION
OBS VA DTG: 28/0000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N3750 E01500 - N3825 E01640 - N3735 E01650 - N3750 E01500 MOV ENE 25KT
N3750 E01500 MOV ENE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/0600Z SFC/FL140 N3745 E01455 - N3820 E01610 - N3745 E01620 - N3745 E01455
N3745 E01620 - N3745 E01455
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/1800Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ASH EMISSION STILL OCCURS
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190728/0600Z
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2019-07-27 18:15

Received FVXX01 at 18:33 UTC, 27/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190727/1815Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/56
INFO SOURCE: INGV WEBCAMS, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION STARTED AT 0920Z.
OBS VA DTG: 27/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N3745 E01505 - N3755 E01635 - N3710 E01625 - N3745 E01505 MOV E 20KT
N3745 E01505 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/0000Z SFC/FL150 N3745 E01455 - N3805 E01645 - N3705 E01640 - N3745 E01455
N3705 E01640 - N3745 E01455
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/1200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SMALL ASH PLUME VISIBLE ON WEBCAMS. VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT
DATA DUE TO CLOUD MASK.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190728/0000Z
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2019-07-27 11:00

Received FVXX01 at 10:54 UTC, 27/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190727/1100Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/55
INFO SOURCE: VONA INGV, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: STARTED AT 0920Z
OBS VA DTG: 27/1100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N3745 E01500 - N3740 E01540 - N3720 E01540 - N3745 E01500 MOV SE 20KT
N3745 E01500 MOV SE 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/1700Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ESTIMATED TOP OF GREY ASH CLOUD FL150
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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2019-07-27 09:41

Received FVXX01 at 09:59 UTC, 27/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190727/0941Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/54
INFO SOURCE: VONA INGV,WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPOSIVE ACTIVITY INCREASE
OBS VA DTG: 27/0900Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SAT DATA WIND FL100 300/30KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/1500Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/2100Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0300Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: ESTIMATED TOP GREY ASH CLOUD 4500M ASL
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER THAN 20190727/1100Z
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2019-07-19 21:15

Received FVXX01 at 21:11 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/2115Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/53
INFO SOURCE: SAT DATA, INGV
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION HAS STARTED AT 2000Z
OBS VA DTG: 19/2100Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SAT DATA IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY WIND SFC/FL100 360/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 20/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/1500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO SIGNIFICANT ASH PRODUCED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES.
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2019-07-19 20:25

Received FVXX01 at 20:33 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/2025Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/52
INFO SOURCE: INGV, WEBCAM, SAT DATA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY IS INCREASED
OBS VA DTG: 19/2000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3605 E01350 - N3850 E01350 - N3840 E01650 - N3535 E01705 - N3605 E01350 MOV SE 10KT
N3535 E01705 - N3605 E01350 MOV SE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/0200Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 20/0800Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/1400Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH EMISSION OCCURS
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190719/2145Z
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2019-07-19 10:06

Received FVXX01 at 10:28 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/1006Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/51
INFO SOURCE: INGV VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED AT 0900Z
OBS VA DTG: 19/1000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3805 E01445 - N3805 E01525 - N3730 E01525 - N3730 E01450 - N3805 E01445 MOV SE 15KT
N3730 E01450 - N3805 E01445 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/1600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/2200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/0400Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH OBSERVED ABOVE THE VOLCANO BY INGV. VA NOT
DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OG GOOD VISIBLITY. SOME CLOUDS
COVERING THE TOP AT LOW LEVEL.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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2019-07-19 10:06

Received FVXX01 at 10:28 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/1006Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/51
INFO SOURCE: INGV VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED AT 0900Z
OBS VA DTG: 19/1000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3805 E01445 - N3805 E01525 - N3730 E01525 - N3730 E01450 - N3805 E01445 MOV SE 15KT
N3730 E01450 - N3805 E01445 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/1600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/2200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/0400Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH OBSERVED ABOVE THE VOLCANO BY INGV. VA NOT
DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OG GOOD VISIBLITY. SOME CLOUDS
COVERING THE TOP AT LOW LEVEL.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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2019-07-19 09:27

Received FVXX01 at 09:50 UTC, 19/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190719/0927Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/50
INFO SOURCE: INGV VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED
OBS VA DTG: 19/0900Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N3815 E01450 - N3750 E01555 - N3700 E01525 - N3730 E01435 - N3815 E01450 MOV SE 20KT
N3730 E01435 - N3815 E01450 MOV SE 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/1500Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/2100Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/0300Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: SIGNIFICANT ASH ABOVE THE VOLCANO SUMMIT OBSERVED BY INGV.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20190719/1045Z
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2019-07-14 14:06

Received FVXX01 at 14:21 UTC, 14/07/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190714/1406Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/49
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEGLIGIBLE ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 14/1400Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100/180
300/50KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/2000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/0200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/0800Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO CLOUD MASK NO ASH CLOUD
PRODUCED
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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