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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

Monday Oct 15, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

A possible small eruption sending an ash plume to 13,000 ft / 4 km altitude today at 13:00 h GMT was reported by VAAC Tokyo.
Previous news
Thermal anomaly during the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
A thermal anomaly continues to be visible at the summit. [more]
Saturday, Oct 06, 2012
VAAC Tokoy received a report about a possible eruption earlier today at 06:34 GMT and sent sent out a warning for an ash plume possibly up to 22,000 ft (7 km). The size of the eruption was estimated from the seismic record. ... [more]
Observed and forecasted ash plume from Karymski's explosion last night
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
A stronger than average eruption occurred at the volcano last night at 20:41 GMT, producing an ash cloud reaching 22,000 ft (ca. 7 km) altitude. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
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. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
KVERT reported weak-to-moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 7-14 September. ... [more]

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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