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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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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 09/0520Z to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Saturday Mar 09, 2019 06:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  9 Mar 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 9 Mar 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 NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 06:00 UTC, 09/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190309/0600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/96
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 09/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5429 E16025 - N5453 E16023 - N5506 E16040 -
N5437 E16040 MOV NE 15KT SFC/FL130 N5402 E15926 - N5405 E15931 -
N5352 E15942 - N5401 E16044 - N5421 E16107 - N5346 E16120 - N5341
E15932 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/1120Z SFC/FL170 N5635 E16155 - N5404 E16218 -
N5414 E16053 - N5635 E16128 SFC/FL140 N5424 E16254 - N5306 E16320 -
N5254 E16114 - N5348 E16041
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1720Z SFC/FL130 N5402 E16454 - N5156 E16550
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N5234 E16221 - N5345 E16233 - N5410 E16335
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME PART OF VA[FL170] OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190309/1200Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  8 Mar 2019
Friday, Mar 08, 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. ... [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 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]

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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