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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: erupting (4 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
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Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Karymsky volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20171203/1830Z FL090 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 03/1910Z

Sunday Dec 03, 2017 20:00 PM |

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  3 Dec 2017
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 3 Dec 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 19:45 UTC, 03/12/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171203/1945Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/126
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20171203/1830Z FL090 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 03/1910Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 N5413 E15951 - N5411 E16002 - N5402 E15952 -
N5405 E15944 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/0110Z SFC/FL080 N5333 E16342 - N5312 E16324 -
N5313 E16218 - N5327 E16158 - N5349 E16221 - N5324 E16250
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/0710Z SFC/FL080 N5318 E16728 - N5258 E16731 -

N5249 E16621 - N5322 E16510 - N5334 E16526 - N5305 E16654
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20171204/0000Z=

Previous news
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017
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Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  3 Oct 2017
Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Sep 2017
Tuesday, Sep 19, 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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