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Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161005/2100Z FL080 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 05/2250Z

Wednesday Oct 05, 2016 23:30 PM |

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  5 Oct 2016
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 5 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 23:22 UTC, 05/10/16 from RJTD
DTG: 20161005/2322Z
PSN: N5403 E15927
ADVISORY NR: 2016/124
OBS VA DTG: 05/2250Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N5404 E15926 - N5400 E15947 - N5341 E16021 -
N5342 E15956 - N5402 E15927 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/0450Z SFC/FL070 N5258 E16139 - N5312 E16232 -
N5247 E16257 - N5234 E16231 - N5243 E16157
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/1050Z SFC/FL060 N5214 E16414 - N5215 E16518 -

N5133 E16542 - N5140 E16447
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/1650Z SFC/FL060 N5137 E16634 - N5142 E16728 -

N5058 E16820 - N5103 E16703
NXT ADVISORY: 20161006/0300Z=

Previous news
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
The volcano has been very calm recently although "weak activity" continues (KVERT). The aviation color code is currently yellow. ... read all
Thursday, May 05, 2016
On 28 April KVERT reported that satellite images over Karymsky showed either cloud cover or quiet conditions at the volcano during March-April. Moderate gas-and-steam emissions continued. The Aviation Color Code was lowered to Yellow. ... read all
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
Two stronger explosions occurred this morning, producing ash plumes that rose to 13,000 and 17,000 ft (4.2 and 5.1 km) altitude and drifted NE, Tokyo VAAC reported. ... read all
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Explosions at the volcano have been relatively frequent recently and often intense enough to be detected on satellite imagery, monitored by Tokyo's VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisory Center). ... read all
Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016
Several ash plumes reaching estimated 13-16,000 ft (4-5 km) altitude have been reported by Tokyo VAAC during the past days, suggesting that the volcano's intermittent explosions are currently more frequent and relatively intense. ... read all


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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