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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 20190811/1140Z FL130 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG: 11/1200Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)

Sunday Aug 11, 2019 12:30 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 11 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 11 Aug 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 20 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 12:28 UTC, 11/08/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190811/1228Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/247
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20190811/1140Z FL130 EXTD SE
OBS VA DTG: 11/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N5359 E15929 - N5403 E15932 - N5400 E15935 -
N5357 E15932 MOV SE 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/1800Z SFC/FL130 N5330 E16046 - N5234 E16139 -
N5245 E16112 - N5318 E16026 - N5308 E16007 - N5322 E15959
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 12/0000Z SFC/FL130 N5243 E16349 - N5138 E16416 -

N5321 E16223 - N5306 E16130 - N5316 E16106 - N5339 E16230
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20190811/1800Z=

Previous news
Tuesday, Aug 06, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  6 Aug 2019
Tuesday, Aug 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 5 kts in NW direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  5 Aug 2019
Monday, Aug 05, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Sunday, Aug 04, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 30 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on  4 Aug 2019
Sunday, Aug 04, 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. ... [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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