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Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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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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Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update
Monday Aug 03, 2015 16:09 PM | BY: T
Explosions with ash emissions detected on satellite images have been more frequent lately. Yesterday, VAAC Tokyo reports an ash plume at 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude drifting north from the volcano.
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
An ash plume from an explosion produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifted north this morning. The volcano continues to produce intermittent strombolian- to vulcanian-type explosive eruptions. [more]
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015
Ash emissions were seen on satellite imagery yesterday. The volcano has been producing intermittent ash-rich strombolian to vulcanian explosions for years. [more]
Monday, Apr 27, 2015
An explosion occurred this morning that was strong enough to produce an ash plume to approx. 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo).
Friday, Apr 03, 2015
An ash plume was reported this morning. The volcano has intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions, sometimes strong enough to produce ash clouds visible on satellite imagery. [more]
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
Intermittent strombolian to vulcanian explosions continue to occur at the volcano. ... [more]
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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