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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Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-03 at 16:41 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


    Aviation Colour Code :  


  • Eruption at 2022-06-03 09:30 UTC ash emission stopped.
  • White plume still observed at the summit, mainly composed of water. Thin plume detectable further in the south of the volcano, dissipating.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 16:41 UTC, 03/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220603/1641Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/31
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAMS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220603/0930Z ASH EMISSION STOPPED
OBS VA DTG: 03/1615Z
OBS VA CLD: FL050/150 N3638 E01451 - N3645 E01418 - N3736 E01451 - N3736 E01500 - N3638 E01451 MOV S 20KT
N3736 E01500 - N3638 E01451 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/2215Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/0415Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/1015Z NO VA EXP
RMK: WHITE PLUME STILL OBSERVED AT THE SUMMIT, MAINLY COMPOSED OF
WATER. THIN PLUME DETECTABLE FURTHER IN THE SOUTH OF THE VOLCANO,
DISSIPATING.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-03 at 14:55 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


    Aviation Colour Code :  


  • Eruption at 2022-06-03 09:30 UTC ongoing ash emission.
  • Dark plume observed at the summit with high volcanic ash concentration in the close vicinity of the volcano. Further to the south the plume is thinner but still clearly identifiable from satellite imagery.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 14:55 UTC, 03/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220603/1455Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/30
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WEBCAMS, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220603/0930Z ONGOING ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 03/1500Z
OBS VA CLD: FL050/150 N3638 E01451 - N3645 E01418 - N3745 E01457 - N3745 E01503 - N3638 E01451 MOV S 20KT
N3745 E01503 - N3638 E01451 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/2100Z FL050/150 N3545 E01421 - N3557 E01348 - N3745 E01457 - N3745 E01503 - N3648 E01457 - N3545 E01421
N3745 E01457 - N3745 E01503 - N3648 E01457 - N3545 E01421
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DARK PLUME OBSERVED AT THE SUMMIT WITH HIGH VOLCANIC ASH
CONCENTRATION IN THE CLOSE VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO. FURTHER TO THE
SOUTH THE PLUME IS THINNER BUT STILL CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE FROM
SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20220603/2100Z=
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-03 at 10:24 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


    Aviation Colour Code :  


  • Eruption at 2022-06-03 09:30 UTC ongoing ash emission.
  • A dark plume is observable at the summit with high volcanic ash concentration in the close vicinity of the volcano. The volcanic ash cloud below flight level 170 (5100m) is moving towards south. A thin plume dissipating is still detectable over the south-west of malta at 10 UTC.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 10:25 UTC, 03/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220603/1024Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/29
INFO SOURCE: VONA, INGV WECAMS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220603/0930Z ONGOING ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 03/1000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N3748 E01500 - N3723 E01503 - N3723 E01445 - N3748 E01500 MOV S 30KT
N3748 E01500 MOV S 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/1600Z SFC/FL170 N3748 E01503 - N3703 E01500 - N3600 E01430 - N3603 E01357 - N3748 E01503
N3600 E01430 - N3603 E01357 - N3748 E01503
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/2200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/0400Z NO VA EXP
RMK: A DARK PLUME IS OBSERVABLE AGAIN AT THE SUMMIT WITH HIGH
VOLCANIC ASH CONCENTRATION IN THE CLOSE VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO. THE
VA CLOUD BELOW FL170 IS MOVING TOWARDS SOUTH. A THIN PLUME
DISSIPATING IS STILL DETECTABLE OVER THE SOUTH-WEST OF MALTA AT 10Z.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20220603/1500Z=
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-03 at 05:57 UTC.

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  • Eruption at 2022-06-02 23:00 UTC ongoing ash emission.
  • Dark plume observed at the summit with high volcanic ash concentration in the close vicinity of the volcano. Further to the south the plume is thinner but still clearly identifiable from satellite imagery below flight level 100 (3000m) the plume reached malta at 05:30 UTC.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 05:57 UTC, 03/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220603/0557Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/28
INFO SOURCE: VONA, WEBCAMS AND SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220602/2300Z ONGOING ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 03/0600Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N3753 E01503 - N3718 E01509 - N3542 E01436 - N3538 E01412 - N3627 E01412 - N3753 E01503 MOV S 20KT
N3538 E01412 - N3627 E01412 - N3753 E01503 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/1200Z SFC/FL110 N3751 E01503 - N3708 E01509 - N3400 E01351 - N3400 E01336 - N3718 E01415 - N3751 E01503
N3400 E01351 - N3400 E01336 - N3718 E01415 - N3751 E01503
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/0000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: DARK PLUME OBSERVED AT THE SUMMIT WITH HIGH VOLCANIC ASH
CONCENTRATION IN THE CLOSE VICINITY OF THE VOLCANO. FURTHER TO THE
SOUTH THE PLUME IS THINNER BUT STILL CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE FROM
SATELLITE IMAGERY BELOW FL100. THE PLUME REACHED MALTA AT 0530Z.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20220603/1200Z=
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-03 at 04:53 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


    Aviation Colour Code :  


  • Eruption at 2022-06-03 04:29 UTC ongoing ash emission.
  • Volcanic cloud top of clouds estimated at 4000 minus amsl moving ssw.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 04:53 UTC, 03/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220603/0453Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/27
INFO SOURCE: INGV VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220603/0429Z ONGOING ASH EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 03/0445Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N3745 E01500 - N3712 E01509 - N3606 E01439 - N3612 E01409 - N3745 E01500 MOV S 20KT
N3612 E01409 - N3745 E01500 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/1045Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1645Z NOT PROVIDED
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/2245Z NOT PROVIDED
RMK: VOLCANIC CLOUD TOP ESTIMATED AT 4000 M AMSL MOVING SSW
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20220603/0615Z=
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-02 at 15:47 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


    Aviation Colour Code :  


  • Eruption at 2022-06-01 17:46 UTC no ash cloud is produced.
  • Small ash plume is detectable on satellite imagery, dissipating slowly.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 15:47 UTC, 02/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220602/1547Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/26
INFO SOURCE: VONA, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220601/1746Z NO ASH CLOUD IS PRODUCED
OBS VA DTG: 02/1541Z
OBS VA CLD: FL090/150 N3742 E01500 - N3742 E01521 - N3515 E01536 - N3512 E01451 - N3742 E01500 MOV S 20KT
N3512 E01451 - N3742 E01500 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/2141Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/0341Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/0941Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SMALL ASH PLUME IS DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY, DISSIPATING
SLOWLY
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=
Volcanic Ash Advisory issued on 2022-06-02 at 15:01 UTC.

    Key information extracted from original VAA message :


    Aviation Colour Code :  


  • Eruption at 2022-06-01 17:46 UTC weak ash emission moving towards south.
  • Small ash cloud issued from southeast crater, estimated height at 15000 feet.

Original Message :

Received FVXX01 at 15:01 UTC, 02/06/22 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220602/1501Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: ETNA 211060
PSN: N3744 E01500
AREA: ITALY
SUMMIT ELEV: 3330M
ADVISORY NR: 2022/25
INFO SOURCE: INGV, WEBCAM, SAT IMAGERY
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20220601/1746Z WEAK ASH EMISSION MOVING
TOWARDS SOUTH
OBS VA DTG: 02/1500Z
OBS VA CLD: FL090/150 N3742 E01500 - N3742 E01521 - N3515 E01536 - N3512 E01451 - N3742 E01500 MOV S 20KT
N3512 E01451 - N3742 E01500 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/2100Z FL090/150 N3742 E01500 - N3742 E01521 - N3500 E01539 - N3500 E01448 - N3742 E01500
N3500 E01539 - N3500 E01448 - N3742 E01500
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: SMALL ASH CLOUD ISSUED FROM SOUTHEAST CRATER, ESTIMATED HEIGHT
AT 15000 FT
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20220602/2100Z=