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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 20161007/1530Z FL080 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 07/1830Z

Friday Oct 07, 2016 19:15 PM |

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  7 Oct 2016
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 7 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 18:59 UTC, 07/10/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161007/1859Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/128
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161007/1530Z FL080 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 07/1830Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N5406 E15926 - N5322 E16101 - N5224 E16115 -
N5218 E16051 - N5255 E16031 - N5347 E15926 MOV SE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 08/0030Z SFC/FL090 N5232 E16121 - N5159 E16320 -
N5057 E16334 - N5019 E16320 - N5018 E16247
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 08/0630Z SFC/FL090 N5101 E16456 - N5044 E16634 -

N4925 E16713 - N4832 E16711 - N4830 E16625 - N5000 E16503
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20161008/0000Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  5 Oct 2016
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
The volcano has been very calm recently although "weak activity" continues (KVERT). The aviation color code is currently yellow. [more]
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. [more]
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. [more]
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). [more]

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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