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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 20190310/1610Z FL130 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 10/1700Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Sunday Mar 10, 2019 17:45 PM | BY: VN

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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 17:33 UTC, 10/03/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190310/1733Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/104
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190310/1610Z FL130 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 10/1700Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N5403 E15926 - N5414 E16009 - N5340 E15952 MOV

E 20KT SFC/FL090 N5318 E16123 - N5329 E16045 - N5354 E16030 - N5422
E16033 MOV SE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/2300Z SFC/FL140 N5413 E16157 - N5336 E16257 -
N5220 E16159 - N5223 E16123 - N5310 E16104 SFC/FL100 N5407 E16218 -
N5307 E16342 - N5227 E16354 - N5212 E16247 - N5339 E16147
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/0500Z SFC/FL140 N5339 E16447 - N5052 E16523 -

N5046 E16440 - N5329 E16318
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: EASTERN PART OF VA[FL090] OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. VA OF PREVIOUS

VAA[FL170] IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE DUE TO MET CLOUD OR HAS DISSIPATED.
NEW VA[FL130] OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190310/2100Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 10 Mar 2019
Sunday, Mar 10, 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 20 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Sunday, Mar 10, 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]
Saturday, Mar 09, 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]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  9 Mar 2019
Saturday, Mar 09, 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. ... [more]
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]

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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