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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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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: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 07/1120Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Tuesday May 07, 2019 12:15 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 12:00 UTC, 07/05/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190507/1200Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/136
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 07/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N5405 E15929 - N5350 E15942 - N5342 E15938 -
N5402 E15926 MOV SE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 07/1720Z SFC/FL080 N5417 E16018 - N5402 E16019 -
N5313 E15936 - N5404 E15926
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/2320Z SFC/FL080 N5418 E16044 - N5359 E16039 -

N5334 E15937 - N5327 E15821 - N5404 E15858
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOUTHERN PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190507/1800Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  7 May 2019
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 8000 ft (2400 m) altitude or flight level 080 and is moving at 10 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  6 May 2019
Monday, May 06, 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 SW direction. ... [more]
Monday, May 06, 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 15 kts in S direction. ... [more]
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]

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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