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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: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 08/1120Z

Saturday Oct 08, 2016 12:15 PM |

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  8 Oct 2016
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 8 Oct 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 12:01 UTC, 08/10/16 from RJTD
DTG: 20161008/1200Z
PSN: N5403 E15927
ADVISORY NR: 2016/131
OBS VA DTG: 08/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N5408 E15929 - N5312 E16227 - N5259 E16222 -
N5359 E15927 MOV E 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 08/1720Z SFC/FL080 N5322 E16321 - N5208 E16803 -
N5139 E16750 - N5259 E16310
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 08/2320Z SFC/FL070 N5241 E16817 - N5128 E17351 -

N5044 E17437 - N5028 E17413 - N5228 E16807
NXT ADVISORY: 20161008/1800Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  7 Oct 2016
Friday, Oct 07, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]


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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