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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 20190804/0000Z FL140 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 04/0010Z to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Sunday Aug 04, 2019 04:45 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  4 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 4 Aug 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 00:34 UTC, 04/08/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190804/0034Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/231
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190804/0000Z FL140 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 04/0010Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N5403 E15927 - N5406 E15944 - N5401 E15942 -
N5401 E15927 MOV SE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/0610Z SFC/FL140 N5334 E16308 - N5318 E16243 -
N5254 E15941 - N5345 E15931 - N5321 E16112
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/1210Z SFC/FL130 N5312 E16613 - N5247 E16541 -

N5208 E16213 - N5152 E15846 - N5331 E15933 - N5232 E16015
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190804/0600Z=

Previous news
Friday, Aug 02, 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 NW direction. ... [more]
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]

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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