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.
|Elevation||1,536 m (5,039 ft) |
|Location||Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia|
|Parent range||Eastern Range|
|Age of rock||Holocene|
|Last eruption||2001 to 2020 (ongoing, non-stop) |
|Easiest route||basic rock/snow climb|
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 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.
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