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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

latest (Jul-Dec 2017) | Jan-Jun 2017 | 2016 | archive
Wed, 6 Dec 2017, 01:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 4 Dec 2017, 12:00
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 4 Dec 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 3 Dec 2017, 20:00
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 3 Dec 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 00:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 4 Oct 2017, 12:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 3 Oct 2017, 22:30
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 3 Oct 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 00:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 19 Sep 2017, 19:00
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 19 Sep 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 13 Aug 2017, 09:15
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 13 Aug 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 12 Aug 2017, 18:45
Satellite image of Karymsky volcano on 12 Aug 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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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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