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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 20181201/1200Z FL180 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 01/1250Z

Saturday Dec 01, 2018 13:15 PM |

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  1 Dec 2018
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 1 Dec 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 13:08 UTC, 01/12/18 from RJTD
DTG: 20181201/1307Z
PSN: N5403 E15927
ADVISORY NR: 2018/146
OBS VA DTG: 01/1250Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N5427 E15935 - N5411 E16002 - N5335 E16002 -
N5334 E15951 - N5355 E15936 MOV NE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/1850Z SFC/FL190 N5309 E16416 - N5234 E16413 -
N5227 E16243 - N5428 E16137 - N5523 E16140
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/0050Z SFC/FL190 N5229 E16842 - N5143 E16831 -

N5143 E16536 - N5303 E16604 - N5558 E16231 - N5605 E16313
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 02/0650Z SFC/FL190 N5234 E17245 - N5109 E17145 -

N5108 E16728 - N5229 E16918 - N5615 E16419 - N5648 E16410
NXT ADVISORY: 20181201/1800Z=

Previous news

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
Images were taken during 11-14 Sep when we stayed in the volcanologists' station at remote Karymsky volcano as part of our Kamchatka volcano expedition. The volcano had a large eruption the morning before we arrived, and then remained more or less calm during our stay, with only intense steaming and some minor ash emissions. Glow from the crater and still warm bombs visible on infrared camera were seen during the first night. [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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