Karymsky (volcano)

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Akademia nauk.jpg
The summit of Karymsky with the crater lake of Akademia Nauk volcano in the background.
Highest point
Elevation 1,536 m (5,039 ft)
Coordinates 54°3′N 159°43′E / 54.050°N 159.717°E / 54.050; 159.717
Location Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Age of rock Holocene
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 2001 to 2017 (ongoing) [1]
Easiest route basic rock/snow climb
Karymsky. Side view.
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.

Karymsky (Russian: Карымская сопка, Karymskaya sopka) is an active 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.

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


Karymsky is a symmetrical stratovolcano rising 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.


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 to 2017 (present).

Karymsky Lake and Volcano

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  1. ^ "Karymsky Volcano". 13 Aug 2017.