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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: VA AT 20190301/0930Z FL090 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 01/0930Z to 9000 ft (2700 m)

Friday Mar 01, 2019 10:00 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  1 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 1 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 09:55 UTC, 01/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190301/0955Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/72
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20190301/0930Z FL090 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 01/0930Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 N5405 E15927 - N5349 E16028 - N5340 E16025 -
N5401 E15926 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/1530Z SFC/FL090 N5407 E16332 - N5354 E16329 -
N5319 E16124 - N5319 E16026 - N5408 E16135
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/2130Z SFC/FL080 N5434 E16601 - N5346 E16353 -

N5331 E16214 - N5233 E15951 - N5350 E16124
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: VA OF PREVIOUS VAA[FL120] HAS DISSIPATED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

NEW VA OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190301/1200Z=

Previous news
Friday, Mar 01, 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 25 kts in E direction. ... [more]
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]

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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