Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 09/0520Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Mon, 9 Nov 2020, 06:15
06:15 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  9 Nov 2020
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 9 Nov 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 05:58 UTC, 09/11/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201109/0558Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/110
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
OBS VA DTG: 09/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5657 E16226 - N5413 E16524 - N5358 E16427 -
N5632 E16202 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/1120Z SFC/FL200 N5443 E16850 - N5329 E16800 -
N5355 E16506 - N5526 E16312 - N5637 E16248 - N5709 E16413
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1720Z SFC/FL210 N5501 E17404 - N5309 E17108 -

N5327 E16646 - N5449 E16437 - N5739 E16431 - N5737 E16611
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20201109/1200Z=

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Wed, 4 Nov 2020, 06:00
KVERT reported that during 30 October and 1-2 November explosions at Karymsky produced ash plumes that rose to 6.5 km (21,300 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 60 km SW and NE. A thermal anomaly was identified in satellite images on those same days and additionally on 4 November. ... Read all
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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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