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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

Sat, 4 Oct 2014, 21:47
A small volcanic ash plume extending NW from the volcano was reported last evening. Karymsky has been producing intermittent small to moderate explosions for several years.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 15:53
Intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions continue from the volcano and produce ash plumes that sometimes are spotted on satellite imagery. ...more
Thu, 3 Jul 2014, 15:20
According to KVERT, strombolian to vulcanian explosive activity continues. Recorded seismic activity was moderate.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 07:43
An eruption yesterday evening produced an ash plume that rose to estimated 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014, 17:24
The volcano remains more active than average. Another series of strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions today produced ash plumes rising to estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) and drifting SE (VAAC Tokyo).
Sat, 29 Mar 2014, 10:20
Activity at the volcano seems to have been on comparably high levels, since ash plume reports have become more frequent recently. ...more
Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 09:48
A volcanic ash plume was see on satellite imagery this morning at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and extending SE of the volcano, VAAC Tokyo reported. ...more
Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 18:11
Intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions continue at the volcano. This morning, VAAC Tokyo reported an ash plume at 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude extending SE from Karymsky.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 15:51
An ash plume to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and extending SW was reported early this morning (VAAC Tokyo). ...more
Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 08:20
The volcano continues to have strombolian to vulcanian explosions. Some of them are large enough to produce ash plumes visible on satellite imagery, such as one on 28 Feb (ash plume to 7,000 ft reported by VAAC Tokyo).

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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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