Karymsky (volcano)

Karymsky (Russian: Карымская сопка, Karymskaya sopka) is an active stratovolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It is currently the most active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the most active volcano of Kamchatka's eastern volcanic zone.

Akademia nauk.jpg
The summit of Karymsky with the crater lake of Akademia Nauk volcano in the background.
Highest point
Elevation1,536 m (5,039 ft) [1]
Coordinates54°02′52″N 159°26′32″E / 54.04778°N 159.44222°E / 54.04778; 159.44222Coordinates: 54°02′52″N 159°26′32″E / 54.04778°N 159.44222°E / 54.04778; 159.44222[2]
Karymsky is located in Far Eastern Federal District
Location of Karymsky volcano
Karymsky is located in Kamchatka Krai
Karymsky (Kamchatka Krai)
LocationKamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Parent rangeEastern Range
Age of rockHolocene
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption2001 to 2020 (ongoing, non-stop) [1]
Easiest routebasic 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.

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.[2] There is currently an ongoing cycle of non-stop eruption occurring, and is the peninsula's most active, and reliable volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1996.


An ongoing cycle of almost continuous eruption has been occurring since 1996.

Karymsky Lake and Volcano

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  1. ^ a b "Karymsky Volcano". Volcano Discovery. 7 Mar 2019. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  2. ^ a b "Karymsky". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2020-03-29.

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