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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: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190304/1200Z FL130 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 04/1220Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Monday Mar 04, 2019 13:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  4 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 4 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 15 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 12:50 UTC, 04/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190304/1250Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/82
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190304/1200Z FL130 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 04/1220Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N5405 E15927 - N5411 E15931 - N5411 E15936 -
N5405 E15933 MOV NE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/1820Z SFC/FL130 N5434 E16056 - N5354 E16112 -
N5254 E16107 - N5255 E16036 - N5313 E16025 - N5428 E16038
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/0020Z SFC/FL120 N5436 E16236 - N5350 E16209 -

N5233 E16241 - N5243 E16150 - N5413 E16133 - N5515 E16214
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190304/1800Z=

Previous news
Monday, Mar 04, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  3 Mar 2019
Sunday, Mar 03, 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. ... [more]
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]

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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