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Karymsky volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 27/1120Z

Tue, 27 Jun 2017, 12:15
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Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 27 Jun 2017
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 27 Jun 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 12:00 UTC, 27/06/17 from RJTD
DTG: 20170627/1200Z
PSN: N5403 E15927
ADVISORY NR: 2017/34
OBS VA DTG: 27/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5213 E15625 - N5104 E16048 - N5146 E16026 -
N5246 E15647 MOV SW 10KT SFC/FL140 N5401 E15926 - N5322 E15927 -
N5324 E15949 - N5401 E15930 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 27/1720Z SFC/FL200 N5140 E16115 - N5021 E16153 -
N5104 E15558 - N5137 E15635 - N5209 E15849 SFC/FL140 N5155 E16206 -
N5216 E16024 - N5343 E16019
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/2320Z SFC/FL200 N5201 E16107 - N4932 E16331 -

N4931 E15919 - N4940 E15503 - N5148 E15901 SFC/FL150 N5134 E16304 -
N5046 E16505 - N5122 E16157 - N5314 E16033 - N5234 E16223
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 28/0520Z SFC/FL200 N5130 E16358 - N4911 E16558 -

N4748 E15436 - N5034 E16003 - N5144 E16005 SFC/FL150 N5107 E16515 -
N5015 E16848 - N5031 E16455 - N5136 E15943 - N5215 E15939 - N5157
NXT ADVISORY: 20170627/1800Z=

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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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