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Stratovulkaan 1536 m / 5,039 ft
Kamchatka, 54.05°N / 159.43°E
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Volcano news: Karymsky

Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: ash explosion to 7 km altitude

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 07:55 AM | DOOR: T

Observed and forecasted ash plume from Karymski's explosion last night
Observed and forecasted ash plume from Karymski's explosion last night
A stronger than average eruption occurred at the volcano last night at 20:41 GMT, producing an ash cloud reaching 22,000 ft (ca. 7 km) altitude.
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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
Moderate seismicity of the volcano was registered. According to seismic data possibly ash plumes rose up to 16,400 ft (5 km) a.s.l. yesterday. Satellite data showed an ash cloud. [meer...]
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
KVERT reported weak-to-moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 7-14 September. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Sep 06, 2012
KVERT reported weak-to-moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 24-31 August. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Aug 30, 2012
KVERT reported moderate seismic activity from Karymsky during 17-27 August, and indicated that possible ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.8 km (19,000 ft) a.s.l. on 25 August and to an altitude of 2.4 km (7,900 ft) a.s.l. on 27 August. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly on the volcano. ... [meer...]
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012
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) [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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