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KARYMSKY VOLCANO (KARYMSKAYA SOPKA VOLCANO)

The volcano is located in the central part of the East volcanic belt in Kamchatka. It is a typical stratovolcano with the regular cone.

coordinates: N54.04718º, E159.43694º

The bottom diameter is 1100 m, the volcanic structure volume is 0,8 km3. At the top of the volcano there is a crater with 225-250 m diameter and 80-120 m depth.

Previously there was the Dvor volcano. It was destroyed by enormous explosions which ruined its southern part. The ancient Karymsky volcano was formed in the caldera of the Dvor volcano. But 7500 years ago its central part was also ruined by catastrophic explosions. The modern cone was formed in the centre of the caldera.

The Karymsky volcano is the most active one in Kamchatka and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. In recent 100 years there were 20 eruptions (not short-term). Many of them lasted for years, and every time one emission followed another one. It usually has the explosive eruptions. In 1962-1965 the eruption was extremely strong. The average explosion erupted about 3000 m3 of ash, the strong explosions - about 5000 m3. The amount of explosions counted about 900 per day. At the same time there were rare but strong lava eruptions. The recent lava flows have almost covered the west, the north and the east slopes of the volcano.

The crater is registered with the fumarole activity when the volcano is not active, as well as lava flows during and after the eruption.

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