Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
15-17 Jun 2019: Treasures of the Saronic Gulf - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
15-30 Jun 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
12-30 Aug 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
14-17 Aug 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
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)
Karymsky webcams / live data | Reports
Karymsky volcano books | Tours
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Karymsky volcano tours
Kamchatka - Land of Colors (volcano expedition to Kamchatka)

Latest satellite images
 

Volcano news: Karymsky

latest (May 2019) ... | 2014 | 2013 | | Jun-Dec 2012 | Jan-May 2012 | 2011 | archive
Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
KVERT reported that weak-to-moderate seismic activity at Karymsky was detected during 7-14 December. Seismic data indicated that ash plumes possibly rose to an altitude of 3 km (9,800 ft) a.s.l. on 12 December. Satellite imagery showed a thermal anomaly on the volcano on 9 and 12-13 December.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 06:35
Moderate seismic activity continued at Karymsky during 2-9 November. Satellite imagery detected a thermal anomaly on the volcano during 7-8 November. ...more [read all]
Sat, 10 Nov 2012, 08:13
An explosion occurred earlier today from Karymski (at 22h15 on 9 Nov GMT), producing an ash plume rising to 18,000 ft (5 km) altitude and quickly drifting south (Tokyo VAAC). ...more
Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 09:06
According to seismic data, possible ash-gas explosions up to 11,500 ft (3.5 km) a.s.l. occurred. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano. (KVERT)
Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 10:05
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.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012, 10:05
Thermal anomaly during the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
A thermal anomaly continues to be visible at the summit.
Sat, 6 Oct 2012, 12:05
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
Wed, 26 Sep 2012, 07:55
Observed and forecasted ash plume from Karymski's explosion last night
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.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:05
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.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012, 10:05
KVERT reported weak-to-moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 7-14 September. ...more [read all]

Show more news

latest (May 2019) ... | 2014 | 2013 | | Jun-Dec 2012 | Jan-May 2012 | 2011 | archive

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.


---


Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.