Akademia Nauk

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  • 53.98°N
  • 159.45°E

  • 1180 m
    3870 ft

  • 300125
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1996 Jan 2 1996 Jan 3 Confirmed 3 Historical Observations North margin of Karymsky Lake
0950 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) North of Karymsky Lake, Tephra layer SC
3850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) North of Karymsky Lake (Lagerny cone)
5500 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) N margin of caldera lake (Karymsky maar)

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Braitseva O A, 1998. Phreatomagmatic eruption in Lake Karymskoe (East Kamchatka) ~6500 14C years B.P. and Holocene episodes of basalt magma injection under the Karymsky area. Volc Seism, 19: 685-692 (English translation).

Erlich E N, 1986. Geology of the calderas of Kamchatka and Kurile Islands with comparison to calderas of Japan and the Aleutians, Alaska. U S Geol Surv Open-File Rpt, 86-291: 1-300.

Fazlullin S M, Ushakov S V, Shuvalov R A, Aoki M, Nikolaeva A G, Lupikina E G, 2000. The 1996 subaqueous eruption at Academii Nauk volcano (Kamchatka) and its effects on Karymsky lake. J Volc Geotherm Res, 97: 181-193.

Fedotov S A, 1998. Study and mechanism of the simultaneous 1996 Karymsky volcano and Akademii Nauk caldera eruptions in Kamchatka. Volc Seism, 19: 525-566 (English translation).

Muraviev Y D, Fedotov S A, Budnikov V A, Ozerov A Y, Maguskin M A, Dvigalo V N, Andreev V I, Ivanov V V, Kartasheva I A, Markov I A, 1998. Volcanic activity in the Karymsky center in 1996: summit eruption at Karymsky and phreatomagmatic eruption in the Akademii Nauk caldera. Volc Seism, 19: 567-604 (English translation).

Newhall C G, Dzurisin D, 1988. Historical unrest at large calderas of the world. U S Geol Surv Bull, 1855: 1108 p, 2 vol.

Sviatlovsky A E, 1959. Atlas of Volcanoes of the Soviet Union. Moscow: Akad Nauk SSSR, 170 p (in Russian with English summary).

Ushakov S V, Fazlullin S M, 1998. Morphometric characteristics of Lake Karymskoe after an underwater eruption. Volc Seism, 19: 675-683 (English translation).

Vakin E A, Pilipenko G F, 1998. Hydrothermal activity in Lake Karymskoe after the 1996 underwater eruption. Volc Seism, 19: 737-767 (English translation).

Vlasov G M, 1967. Kamchatka, Kuril, and Komandorskiye Islands: geological description. In: {Geol of the USSR}, Moscow, 31: 1-827.

Vlodavetz V I, 1947. The volcanoes of the Karymsky Group. Acad Sci USSR Trans Kamchatka Volc Station, 3: 47 (in Russian with English abs).

The scenic lake-filled Akademia Nauk caldera is one of three volcanoes constructed within the mid-Pleistocene, 15-km-wide Polovinka caldera. Beliankin stratovolcano, in the SW part of Polovinka caldera, is eroded, but has been active in postglacial time (Sviatlovsky, 1959). Two nested calderas, 5 x 4 km Odnoboky and 3 x 5 km Akademia Nauk (also known as Karymsky Lake or Academii Nauk), were formed during the late Pleistocene, the latter about 30,000 years ago. Eruptive products varied from initial basaltic-andesite lava flows to late-stage rhyodacitic lava domes. Two maars, Akademia Nauk and Karymsky, subsequently formed at the southern and northern margins of the caldera lake, respectively. The northern maar, Karymsky, erupted about 6500 radiocarbon years ago and formed a small bay. The first historical eruption from Akademia Nauk did not take place until January 2, 1996, when a brief, day-long explosive eruption of unusual basaltic and rhyolitic composition occurred from vents beneath the NNW part of the caldera lake near Karymsky maar.