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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
Typical eruption style:
Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 25/0520Z to 8000 ft (2400 m)

Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 06:15
06:15 AM | 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 15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 06:00 UTC, 25/07/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190725/0600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/216
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
OBS VA DTG: 25/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL080 N5257 E15358 - N5302 E15517 - N5239 E15447 -
N5156 E15442 MOV W 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 25/1120Z SFC/FL070 N5258 E15409 - N5234 E15400 -
N5151 E15206 - N5241 E15153
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: VA HEIGHT UPDATED TO FL080 BASED ON SATELLITE DATA AND NWP
DATA.
NXT ADVISORY: 20190725/1200Z=

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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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