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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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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 20190301/0210Z FL120 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 01/0220Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Friday Mar 01, 2019 03:00 AM | BY: VN

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 25 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 02:55 UTC, 01/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190301/0255Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/70
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190301/0210Z FL120 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 01/0220Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N5407 E15924 - N5406 E15945 - N5355 E15942 -
N5359 E15925 MOV E 25KT SFC/FL110 N5356 E16126 - N5405 E16142 -
N5357 E16145 - N5338 E16134 - N5337 E16122 MOV E 25KT SFC/FL080
N5347 E16048 - N5334 E16131 - N5324 E16131 - N5322 E16057 - N5335
E16033 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/0820Z SFC/FL110 N5358 E16334 - N5342 E16344 -
N5318 E16210 - N5351 E16102 - N5342 E16215 SFC/FL110 N5346 E16551 -
N5314 E16552 - N5326 E16409 - N5349 E16401 SFC/FL070 N5319 E16511 -
N5308 E16507 - N5304 E16413 - N5322 E16307 - N5331 E16321
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/1420Z SFC/FL110 N5419 E16735 - N5403 E16738 -

N5322 E16408 - N5344 E16248 - N5338 E16421 - N5406 E16530
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NEW VA OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190301/0600Z=

Previous news
Thursday, Feb 28, 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 20 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 28 Feb 2019
Thursday, Feb 28, 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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 20 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 27 Feb 2019
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 and is moving at 30 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 27, 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 25 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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