Updated on 28 July 2019
Indonesian authorities issued a flight alert notice after the Tangkuban Parahu volcano
erupted near Bandung on Friday, 26 July. The eruptions, which lasted about five and a half
minutes sent ash 200m into the air affecting an area one to two kilometers around the
The orange Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) alert issued by the Energy and
Mineral Resources Ministry’s Geological Agency indicates that volcanic ash particles are
still lingering 1,000 feet above the crater of the volcano, which is located about 18 mi/ 30
km north of Bandung. The VONA alert also shows that volcanic ash clouds are heading to
south and north-east directions.
Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre (PVMBG) continues to
evaluate impacts of the eruption in the volcano whose alert is still set at normal grade of
Level I presently. The PVMBG has made a statement based on analysis that further
eruptions of this 2,084-meter high volcano might possibly occur as ongoing tremors are
still being recorded as of 28 July 2019.
Tremors and further eruptions
Cancelled/delayed flights due to ash cloud
Poor air quality due to ash
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Monitor local news and weather media for updates
Check with airline for possible flight delays or cancellations
Allow extra time for travel
Keep electronics charged
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