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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 20201010/2040Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 10/2040Z to 6000 ft (1800 m)

Sat, 10 Oct 2020, 21:30
21:30 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 10 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 10 Oct 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 6000 ft (1800 m) altitude or flight level 060 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 21:23 UTC, 10/10/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201010/2123Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/71
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20201010/2040Z FL060 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 10/2040Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL060 N5405 E15928 - N5350 E15950 - N5345 E15944 -
N5402 E15925 MOV SE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/0240Z SFC/FL060 N5216 E16105 - N5145 E16130 -
N5146 E16054 - N5205 E16024
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/0840Z SFC/FL050 N5051 E16232 - N5009 E16335 -

N5009 E16254 - N5050 E16146
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20201011/0000Z=

Previous news
Sat, 1 Aug 2020, 14:38
Dense dark ash column from Karymsky volcano on 30 July (image: @madiev451/instagram)
On 30 July at 10:30 local time Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) recorded continuous explosive activity from the active crater with near-constant ash emissions that reached 10,000 ft (3,048 m) altitude and drifted SE. ... 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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