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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, Russia) activity update: sporadic weak ash eruptions

Thu, 19 Jan 2012, 00:01
00:01 AM | BY: T
Seismic activity continued at a moderate level at Karymsky during 6-13 January. Possible ash plumes rose to an altitude of 4.2 km (13,800 ft) a.s.l. Satellite imagery showed a thermal anomaly at the volcano during 5-11 January and weak ash plumes that drifted 40 km E and NE on 6, 7, and 11 January.
Previous news
Fri, 13 Jan 2012, 00:01
KVERT reported that seismic activity continued at a moderate level at Karymsky during 30 December-6 January and indicated that possible ash plumes rose to an altitude of 4.5 km (14,800 ft) a.s.l. Satellite imagery showed a thermal anomaly on the volcano all week. An ash cloud 10 km long and 2 km wide drifted 56 km SSE on 1 January. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange. ... read all
Wed, 14 Sep 2011, 16:02
Karymski volcano has been producing powerful strombolian to vulcanian type explosions, producing ash plumes rising to 11,500 ft (3.5 km) ASL, and showering the volcano's upper flank with bombs. ... read all
Thu, 1 Jul 2010, 05:30
Karymsky volcano had a moderate ash eruption yesterday, Russian media reports. The ash plume reached 7 km altitude (ca. 22,000 ft). ... read all
Sat, 12 Jun 2010, 06:08
A volcanic eruption from Karymski volcano in Kamchatka produced an ash plume rising to 20000 ft (ca. 6.5 km) elevation on 11 June, as the VAAC Tokyo reports. ... read all
Tue, 10 Mar 2009, 13:19
It was reported that seismic activity at Karymsky was at background read all

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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