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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 CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 03/0150Z to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Wednesday Jun 03, 2020 02:30 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 02:20 UTC, 03/06/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200603/0220Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/44
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
OBS VA DTG: 03/0150Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N5336 E16432 - N5333 E16619 - N5309 E16644 -
N5240 E16620 - N5315 E16547 - N5326 E16431 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/0750Z SFC/FL130 N5230 E16947 - N5149 E16854 -
N5436 E16503 - N5431 E16658
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1350Z SFC/FL130 N5217 E17204 - N5122 E17137 -

N5436 E16654 - N5541 E16650 - N5534 E16808
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS ASH EVENT IS BEING TRANSFERRED TO
VAAC ANCHORAGE. THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY VAAC ANCHORAGE
BY 0400UTC UNDER HEADER FVAK21 PAWU.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

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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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