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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
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Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 31/1720Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sunday May 31, 2020 18:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 31 May 2020
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 31 May 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 30 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 18:00 UTC, 31/05/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200531/1800Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/39
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 31/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N5304 E16119 - N5227 E16115 - N5301 E16020 -
N5402 E15926 - N5410 E15933 MOV SE 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 31/2320Z SFC/FL150 N5022 E16402 - N4940 E16402 -
N5403 E15926 - N5354 E16102
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/0520Z SFC/FL150 N4715 E16622 - N5047 E16250 -

N5232 E16145 - N5413 E15906 - N5333 E16230 - N5113 E16334
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200601/0000Z=

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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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