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Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 22/0520Z to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Friday Feb 22, 2019 06:00 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 05:58 UTC, 22/02/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190222/0558Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/35
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 22/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5400 E15920 - N5429 E16021 - N5423 E16025 -
N5354 E15923 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/1120Z SFC/FL170 N5518 E16151 - N5322 E16102 -
N5313 E16017 - N5408 E15921
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1720Z SFC/FL170 N5552 E16318 - N5407 E16119 -

N5315 E16255 - N5300 E16054 - N5402 E15915 - N5611 E16227
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/2320Z SFC/FL170 N5629 E16522 - N5420 E16156 -

N5342 E16451 - N5258 E16241 - N5253 E16031 - N5407 E15912 - N5502
E16119 - N5722 E16247
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190222/1200Z=

Previous news
Thursday, Feb 21, 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 NE direction. ... [more]
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]

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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