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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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Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190303/1950Z FL130 EXTD W OBS VA DTG: 03/2030Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Sunday Mar 03, 2019 21:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  3 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 3 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 21:07 UTC, 03/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190303/2107Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/79
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190303/1950Z FL130 EXTD W
OBS VA DTG: 03/2030Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N5407 E15924 - N5359 E15921 - N5400 E15914 -
N5409 E15918 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/0230Z SFC/FL130 N5242 E16019 - N5234 E16047 -
N5227 E16002 - N5327 E15911 - N5334 E15919
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/0830Z SFC/FL130 N5148 E16223 - N5143 E16310 -

N5134 E16204 - N5253 E16022 - N5305 E16022
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190304/0000Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  2 Mar 2019
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 02, 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 10 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  1 Mar 2019
Friday, Mar 01, 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. ... [more]
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]

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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