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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
Typical eruption style:
Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: occasional ash explosions, thermal anomaly

Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Moderate seismicity of the volcano was registered. According to seismic data possibly ash plumes rose up to 16,400 ft (5 km) a.s.l. yesterday. Satellite data showed an ash cloud.
Previous news
Wed, 19 Sep 2012, 10:05
KVERT reported weak-to-moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 7-14 September. ... read all
Thu, 6 Sep 2012, 06:32
KVERT reported weak-to-moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 24-31 August. ... read all
Thu, 30 Aug 2012, 12:05
KVERT reported moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 17-27 August, and indicated that possible ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.8 km (19,000 ft) a.s.l. on 25 August and to an altitude of 2.4 km (7,900 ft) a.s.l. on 27 August. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly on the volcano. read all
Sat, 25 Aug 2012, 10:05
An eruption was reported to have occurred at 02:07 early today, producing an ash cloud reaching 19,000 ft (6 km) altitude. (VAAC Tokyo) ... read all
Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 10:05
Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Moderate seismic activity of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano on August 10-13 and 15. ... 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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