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Karymsky volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170719/1230Z FL140 EXTD W OBS VA DTG: 19/1250Z

Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 13:30 13:30 PM |
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Jul 2017
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Jul 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 13:23 UTC, 19/07/17 from RJTD
DTG: 20170719/1323Z
PSN: N5403 E15927
ADVISORY NR: 2017/63
OBS VA DTG: 19/1250Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N5402 E15926 - N5359 E15916 - N5408 E15914 -
N5406 E15926 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/1850Z SFC/FL130 N5417 E16010 - N5329 E16002 -
N5256 E15834 - N5326 E15832
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 20/0050Z SFC/FL110 N5432 E16016 - N5315 E16113 -

N5249 E16048 - N5254 E15938 - N5204 E15937 - N5302 E15845 - N5337
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 20/0650Z SFC/FL090 N5231 E16310 - N5240 E16051 -

N5144 E16121 - N5236 E16003 - N5331 E16008 - N5442 E16019 - N5353
NXT ADVISORY: 20170719/1800Z=

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 06:00

Karymsky volcano (Eastern Kamchatka, Russia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 19 July-25 July 2017 (Continuing Activity)

KVERT reported that explosions at Karymsky on 18 July generated ash plumes that rose 1.7 km (5,600 ft) a.s.l. Satellite images showed a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano during 18-20 July, and ash plumes drifting 117 km E on 20 July. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale). ... Read all
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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

Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Karymski Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) 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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