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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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, 1 Dec 2018, 13:15
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 1 Dec 2018
Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 14:37
Images were taken during 11-14 Sep when we stayed in the volcanologists' station at remote Karymsky volcano as part of our Kamchatka volcano expedition. The volcano had a large eruption the morning before we arrived, and then remained more or less calm during our stay, with only intense steaming and some minor ash emissions. Glow from the crater and still warm bombs visible on infrared camera were seen during the first night.
Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 03:00
Sun, 23 Sep 2018, 21:15
Sun, 23 Sep 2018, 05:45
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 23 Sep 2018
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 16:45
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 22 Sep 2018
Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 03:15
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Sep 2018
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 12:45
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 11 Sep 2018
Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 23:15
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 10 Sep 2018
Sat, 25 Aug 2018, 12:30
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 25 Aug 2018

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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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