Following the main eruption period in early January, 1996, Karymsky volcano has produced one to several small explosions per day of mainly steam with minor ash, to heights of 1,500 m (5,000 ft) above the mountain. The lava flow produced during the January eruption stopped growing in early February and is now cooling. A volcanologist observing Karymsky volcano reported from the Institute of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry (IVGG) this week that daily explosions were continuing, and the overall temperature of the lake adjacent to the volcano was 23oC with a hotter (32oC) area at the north end of the lake. The current level of mild explosive activity can be expected to continue for several months.
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