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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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 20190115/1850Z FL080 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 15/2030Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Tuesday Jan 15, 2019 21:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 15 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 15 Jan 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 20:55 UTC, 15/01/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190115/2055Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/5
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190115/1850Z FL080 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 15/2030Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N5417 E16016 - N5418 E16033 - N5408 E16033 -
N5408 E16016 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/0230Z SFC/FL080 N5436 E16332 - N5421 E16331 -
N5429 E16051 - N5450 E16142
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/0830Z SFC/FL080 N5425 E16707 - N5404 E16707 -

N5407 E16332 - N5500 E16146 - N5447 E16420
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190116/0000Z=

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]

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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