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Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°ECurrent status
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| ReportsKarymsky volcano books | ToursKarymsky 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 - ongoingTypical eruption style:
Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Volcano news: Karymsky
Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 16:27
A stronger (probably vulcanian) explosion seems to have occurred this morning. Based on satellite data, Tokyo VAAC reported an ash plume that rose to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude.
Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 06:21
Ash plumes from the volcano drifting east at estimated 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude were reported by VAAC Tokyo yesterday.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015, 15:29
Tokyo VAAC reported an ash plume at 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude extending east from the volcano this morning. Occasionally, the volcano has stronger than average strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions. ...more
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 17:03
Tokyo VAAC reported an ash plume from an explosion at the volcano extending southeast at estimated 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude this morning.
Mon, 2 Nov 2015, 07:01
A stronger than average explosion was reported yesterday (13:10 GMT), generating an ash plume to 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude and extending SE(Tokyo VAAC).
Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 06:04
An ash plume was reported this morning from the volcano drifting SE (VAAC Tokyo).
Tue, 6 Oct 2015, 07:56
Several ash plumes have been reported from the volcano over the past days by Tokyo VAAC. Karymsky has intermittent strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions from its summit crater.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015, 08:49
The volcano is currently in a comparably more active phase. Reports of ash plumes from stronger strombolian to vulcanian type explosions have become more frequent. ...more
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 12:37
The volcano had an explosion this morning that produced an ash plume that rose to 15,000 ft and drifted SE.
Sun, 9 Aug 2015, 11:14
Tokyo VAAC reports continuous ash emissions from the volcano.
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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
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