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Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)
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
Typical eruption style:
Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Volcano news: Karymsky
Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka): occasional explosions continue
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 07:29
07:29 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strong vulcanian-type explosion at Karymsky volcano this week (image: @WeatherSarov1/twitter)
The activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few days characterized by explosive eruptions.
According to volcano obseratory KVERT another explosive eruption occurred at 17:20 local time today.
An explosion at the volcano generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 6,000 ft (1,800 m)
altitude and extending about 40 km to the southeast of the volcano.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 23 October 2020
The activity of the volcano continues at moderate levels characterized by occasional ash explosions. The last explosive eruption occurred on 30 July. ... read all
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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution
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