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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: erupting (4 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
Typical eruption style:
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 20190529/1220Z FL120 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 29/1310Z to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Wednesday May 29, 2019 13:45 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 29 May 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 29 May 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 SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 13:43 UTC, 29/05/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190529/1343Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/183
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190529/1220Z FL120 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 29/1310Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N5404 E15935 - N5350 E15949 - N5345 E15939 -
N5401 E15930 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/1910Z SFC/FL110 N5349 E15940 - N5227 E15933 -
N5235 E15917 - N5450 E15901 - N5442 E15922
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 30/0110Z SFC/FL100 N5531 E15845 - N5401 E15824 -

N5302 E15735 - N5311 E15720 - N5540 E15821
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190529/1800Z=

Previous news
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 40 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Friday, May 24, 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 25 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 24 May 2019
Friday, May 24, 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 NE direction. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, May 21, 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 SE 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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