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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 20190308/1750Z FL160 EXTD N OBS VA DTG: 08/1830Z to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Friday Mar 08, 2019 19:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  8 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 8 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 and is moving at 10 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 18:58 UTC, 08/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190308/1858Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/93
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190308/1750Z FL160 EXTD N
OBS VA DTG: 08/1830Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 N5402 E15930 - N5412 E15938 - N5413 E15927 -
N5409 E15922 - N5403 E15925 MOV N 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0030Z SFC/FL170 N5506 E15941 - N5356 E16005 -
N5313 E15958 - N5312 E15927 - N5400 E15936 - N5506 E15920
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/0630Z SFC/FL170 N5612 E16020 - N5457 E16105 -

N5330 E16122 - N5253 E16044 - N5357 E16027 - N5446 E16041 - N5611
E15958
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190309/0000Z=

Previous news
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
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 15 kts in N direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  5 Mar 2019
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 05, 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 15 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  4 Mar 2019
Monday, Mar 04, 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. ... [more]
Monday, Mar 04, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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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