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Karymsky volcano
Stratovolcano 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
Current status: restless (2 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
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Doninantly explosive, construction of lava domes, near constant activity.
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA AT 20190818/2147Z FL090 EXTD S MOV 20KT REPORTED

Sunday Aug 18, 2019 22:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 18 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 18 Aug 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 21:59 UTC, 18/08/19 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190818/2159Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KARYMSKY 300130
PSN: N5403 E15927
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 1513M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/260
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 UHPP
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20190818/2147Z FL090 EXTD S MOV 20KT REPORTED

OBS VA DTG: 18/2140Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL090 080/21KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Eruption of Karmysky on 13 Aug 2019 (image: Irina Vakhitova / VolcanoDiscovery)
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
During the past days, the volcano has been very active, producing frequent explosive eruptions with ash emissions that rose up to 3-5 km above the crater. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 and is moving at 25 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 14 Aug 2019
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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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