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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Karymsky volcano eruptions:
1771, 1830, 1852, 1854, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1996 - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Sat, 4 Jul 2020, 12:15
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 4 Jul 2020
Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 20:45
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 3 Jun 2020
Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 10:15
Wed, 3 Jun 2020, 02:30
Tue, 2 Jun 2020, 18:15
Mon, 1 Jun 2020, 08:21
Volcanic ash from Karymsky volcano on 29 May (image: @PlatformAdam/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues associated with near-constant ash emissions during the past few weeks. ...more read all
Mon, 1 Jun 2020, 06:30
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 1 Jun 2020
Sun, 31 May 2020, 18:15
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 31 May 2020
Fri, 29 May 2020, 18:00
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 29 May 2020
Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:15

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Background:

Karymsky, the most active volcano of  Kamchatka's eastern volcanic zone, is a symmetrical stratovolcano constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera that formed during the early Holocene.  The caldera cuts the south side of the Pleistocene Dvor volcano and is located outside the north margin of the large mid-Pleistocene Polovinka caldera, which contains the smaller Akademia Nauk and Odnoboky calderas. 
Most seismicity preceding Karymsky eruptions originated beneath Akademia Nauk caldera, which is located immediately south of Karymsky volcano.  The caldera enclosing Karymsky volcano formed about 7600-7700 radiocarbon years ago; construction of the Karymsky stratovolcano began about 2000 years later.  The latest eruptive period began about 500 years ago, following a 2300-year quiescence.  Much of the cone is mantled by lava flows less than 200 years old.  Historical eruptions have been vulcanian or vulcanian-strombolian with moderate explosive activity and occasional lava flows from the summit crater.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


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