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Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: eruption reported with ash to 6 km altitude

Saturday Aug 25, 2012 10:05 AM | DOOR: T

An eruption was reported to have occurred at 02:07 early today, producing an ash cloud reaching 19,000 ft (6 km) altitude. (VAAC Tokyo)
Vorig nieuws
Friday, Aug 17, 2012
Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Moderate seismic activity of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano on August 10-13 and 15. [meer...]
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
KVERT reported moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 27 July-3 August. Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly on the volcano on 31 July, and 2 and 6 August. [meer...]
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Moderate seismicity of the volcano was registered, but no recent explosions. [meer...]
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
KVERT reported mostly weak seismic activity from Karymsky volcano in Kamchatka during 13-23 July. Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly on the volcano during 13-19 July. [meer...]
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
KVERT reported that moderate seismic activity from Karymsky continued to be detected during 8-15 June, and indicated that possible ash plumes rose to an altitude of 3 km (9,800 ft) a.s.l. during 8-13 June. Meteorological cloud cover prevented satellite image views. Based on analysis of seismic data, KVERT reported that on 18 June possible ash plumes rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. [meer...]

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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