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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: 28/1720Z to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Tuesday Jul 28, 2020 18:15 PM | BY: VN

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 17:58 UTC, 28/07/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200728/1758Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/60
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 28/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N5403 E15926 - N5350 E15950 - N5314 E16006 -
N5302 E15959 - N5305 E15937 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 28/2320Z SFC/FL100 N5317 E16052 - N5210 E16112 -
N5150 E16108 - N5155 E16039 - N5403 E15926 - N5356 E15959
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 29/0520Z SFC/FL100 N5348 E16142 - N5117 E16303 -

N5039 E16305 - N5055 E16232 - N5300 E16112 - N5405 E15919 - N5414
E16030
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200729/0000Z=

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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