Karymsky (volcano)

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The summit of Karymsky with the crater lake of Akademia Nauk volcano in the background.
Elevation 1,536 m (5,039 ft)
Location Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Coordinates 54°3′N 159°26′E / 54.050°N 159.433°E / 54.050; 159.433
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Holocene
Last eruption 2001 to 2015 (ongoing)
Easiest route basic rock/snow climb

Karymsky (Russian: Карымская сопка, Karymskaya sopka) is a hyperactive stratovolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It is the most active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the most active volcano of Kamchatka's eastern volcanic zone, a symmetrical stratovolcano constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera that formed during the early Holocene. 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. There is currently an ongoing non-stop eruption occurring, and is the peninsula's most reliable volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1996.

It is named after Karyms, an ethnic group in Russia.

Satellite image of the area around the volcano. Ash from earlier eruptions has settled onto the snowy landscape, leaving dark grey swaths. The ash stains are confined to the south of the volcano’s summit, one large stain fanning out toward the south-west, and another toward the east.

Past eruption dates are: 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, 2004–05, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (ongoing).


Karymsky Lake and Volcano

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