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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 AT 20200728/0830Z FL100 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 28/0830Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Tuesday Jul 28, 2020 09:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 28 Jul 2020
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 28 Jul 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 15 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 09:06 UTC, 28/07/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200728/0906Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/57
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20200728/0830Z FL100 EXTD S
OBS VA DTG: 28/0830Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N5403 E15927 - N5403 E15930 - N5343 E15922 -
N5347 E15910 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 28/1430Z SFC/FL100 N5353 E15956 - N5305 E16001 -
N5231 E15926 - N5239 E15916 - N5351 E15938
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 28/2030Z SFC/FL090 N5310 E16100 - N5114 E16037 -

N5117 E16020 - N5403 E16010 - N5356 E16030
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20200728/1200Z=

Previous news
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020
Ash content from Karymsky volcano on 18 July (image: Sentinel 2)
Today at 11:20 local time Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) recorded an explosion that generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 11,000 ft (3,400 m) altitude and extending about 70 km to the southwest of the volcano. ... read all
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020
Gas emissions from Karymsky volcano on 14 July (image: KVERT)
On 14 July at 16:30 local time Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) recorded emissions of gas and steam generated by the explosion. ... read all

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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