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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 20170922/2130Z FL090 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 22/2320Z

Saturday Sep 23, 2017 00:00 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 23:50 UTC, 22/09/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170922/2350Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/109
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170922/2130Z FL090 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 22/2320Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 N5400 E15938 - N5410 E15957 - N5358 E16006 -
N5348 E15943 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/0520Z SFC/FL090 N5408 E16158 - N5335 E16126 -
N5335 E16040 - N5405 E16018
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/1120Z SFC/FL080 N5402 E16303 - N5342 E16321 -

N5308 E16237 - N5308 E16149 - N5403 E16107
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20170923/0300Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Sep 2017
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 13 Aug 2017
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 12 Aug 2017
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 11 Aug 2017
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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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