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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 20190802/0650Z FL150 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG: 02/0810Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Friday Aug 02, 2019 08:45 AM | BY: VN

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 5 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 08:40 UTC, 02/08/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190802/0839Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/229
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190802/0650Z FL150 EXTD NW
OBS VA DTG: 02/0810Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N5410 E15913 - N5416 E15923 - N5357 E15939 -
N5352 E15927 MOV NW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/1410Z SFC/FL160 N5445 E16018 - N5348 E16020 -
N5350 E16001 - N5503 E15904
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/2010Z SFC/FL160 N5510 E16217 - N5349 E16121 -

N5524 E16009 - N5519 E15901 - N5540 E15941
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190802/1200Z=

Previous news
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 31 Jul 2019
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 and is moving at 15 kts in N direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 26 Jul 2019
Friday, Jul 26, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jul 26, 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 5 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 25, 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 10 kts in S 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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