Karymsky: Eruption update 09.11.20

Since yesterday, the Karymsky erupts again ash clouds on Kamchatka (Russia). The VAAC issued 4 VONA warnings for air traffic. Volcanic ash was detected at 6000 m altitude. The ash drifted in northeast direction. Further eruptions of the remote volcano are expected.

In the literature Karymsky is often mentioned as the most active volcano of Kamchatka. Until 2016, the volcano was permanently active and erupted several times a day. But this has changed significantly in the meantime. In the meantime, the Karymsky is active in phases and breaks of several months can occur. The Klyuchevskoy, which erupts more frequently and more strongly in the meantime, competes with the Karymsky.