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Date: 2012-05-03 07:00 UTC
Area: New Britain
Source: Mtsat-2
Aviation colour code:  orange
Summit elevation:  742m
Eruption Details: va/steam plume obs to fl450 at03/0330z extending 40nm to the ne

Volcano ash cloud New Britain - Pago   Thursday 03 May 2012 07:00 UTC

Remarks: earlier eruption plume appears to have dissipated on latestsatellite imagery. high level va no longer identifiable in area.

This data supplements the official Volcanic Ash Advisory Graphics and Volcanic Ash Advisories. The data is to be used with caution. The official Volcanic Ash Graphics and Volcanic Ash Advisories take precedence in all circumstances. Please refer to national NOTAMs for definitive boundaries of no-fly areas.

Altitiude levels (International Standard Atmosphere)

SFC to FL200 - Ash concentrations between the surface and 20,000 feet.
FL200 to FL350 - Ash concentrations between 20,000 feet and 35,000 feet.
FL350 to FL550 - Ash concentrations between 35,000 feet and 55,000 feet.
SFC to 6000FT - Ash concentrations between the surface and 6,000 feet.