Karymsky Volcano stained nearby snow with ash in late March 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard the Terra satellite took this picture on March 27, 2006. In this image, the otherwise snowy white landscape is smudged with gray. The ash appears to have spread from the volcano’s summit to the northwest and southwest, but not directly to the west.
Described as the most active volcano in Kamchatka’s eastern volcanic zone, Karymsky is a symmetrical volcano composed of alternating layers of hardened ash and lava, and volcanic rocks. Many of the hardened lava flows that make up this volcano are less than two centuries old.
NASA image create by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.