KVERT reported that seismic activity at Karymsky was slightly above background levels during 7-14 March. Observations of satellite imagery revealed that a weak thermal anomaly was present in the crater on 9 and 12 March. On 13 March, an ash plume rose to an altitude of 2.5 km (8,200 ft) a.s.l. Ash deposits on the snow about 3-4 km SE of the summit were observed on satellite imagery. The Level of Concern Color Code was raised from Yellow to Orange.
Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”