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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: restless (2 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 FM 20201021/0210Z ERUPTION. to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 10:15
10:15 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 21 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 21 Oct 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 50 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAK21 at 10:02 UTC, 21/10/20 from PAWU
VAAAK1
VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20201021/1000Z

VAAC: ANCHORAGE

VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130

PSN: N5403 E15927

AREA: KAMCHATKA PENINSULA

SUMMIT ELEV: 5039 FT [1536 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/013

INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI

AVIATION COLOR CODE: ORANGE

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA FM 20201021/0210Z ERUPTION.

OBS VA DTG: 21/1000Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5203 E16329 - N4649 E17033 - N4560 E16932
- N5114 E16139 - N5203 E16329 MOV SE 50KT.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/1600Z SFC/FL170 N5115 E16133 - N5029 E16537
- N4658 E17227 - N4711 E16604 - N5020 E16147 - N5115 E16133.

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/2200Z SFC/FL170 N5005 E16528 - N4711
E17317 - N4611 E17103 - N4705 E16700 - N5005 E16528 - N5005
E16528.

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0400Z NO VA EXP.

RMK: VAAC TOKYO HAS PARTIALLY TRANSFERRED RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS
EVENT TO VAAC ANCHORAGE. PLEASE SEE FVFE01 RJTD ISSUED BY TOKYO VAAC
WHICH DESCRIBES CONDITIONS NEAR THE ANCHORAGE VAAC AREA OF
RESPONSIBILITY. VA SIGNAL PRSTS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. LEADING SE EDGE
OF VA IS FADING BUT MORE VA IS UPSTREAM MOVING OVER SAME AREAS.

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201021/1600Z

JAM OCT 2020 AAWU

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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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