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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
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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 20190506/0100Z FL120 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 06/0130Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Monday May 06, 2019 02:00 AM | BY: VN

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 15 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 01:57 UTC, 06/05/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190506/0157Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/130
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190506/0100Z FL120 EXTD S
OBS VA DTG: 06/0130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N5404 E15928 - N5355 E15932 - N5353 E15927 -
N5403 E15925 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/0730Z SFC/FL110 N5331 E16023 - N5134 E16054 -
N5151 E16023 - N5346 E16002
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/1330Z SFC/FL090 N5209 E16117 - N5038 E16126 -

N5002 E16111 - N4859 E16215 - N5008 E16033 - N5059 E16103 - N5221
E16103 - N5335 E16138
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190506/0600Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  5 May 2019
Sunday, May 05, 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 20 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 11 Apr 2019
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 27, 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 20 kts in W 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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