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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
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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 20190221/2220Z FL110 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 21/2240Z to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Thursday Feb 21, 2019 23:15 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 10 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 23:12 UTC, 21/02/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190221/2312Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/33
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190221/2220Z FL110 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 21/2240Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N5402 E15925 - N5408 E15926 - N5414 E15935 -
N5408 E15941 - N5402 E15927 MOV NE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/0440Z SFC/FL110 N5437 E16101 - N5415 E16029 -
N5342 E16022 - N5337 E16007 - N5416 E16005 - N5450 E16041
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1040Z SFC/FL100 N5526 E16240 - N5456 E16220 -

N5504 E16148 - N5409 E16115 - N5327 E16144 - N5353 E16055 - N5459
E16105 - N5529 E16158
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190222/0300Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 21 Feb 2019
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction. ... [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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