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Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultaneously with nearby Mount Vulcan in 1994, rumbled to life early in the morning on the tip of the remote island of New Britain.

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Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed

An Indonesian worker removes Mount Kelud volcanic ash from a statue at Sewu temple in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia, 18 February 2014. Mount Kelud in East Java province erupted late 13 February, killing four people and spewing ash and rock that covered much of the island. More than 56,000 people were displaced.

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An Indonesian worker removes Mount Kelud volcanic ash from a statue at Sewu temple in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Mount Kelud in East Java province erupted late 13 February, killing four people and spewing ash and rock that covered much of the island. More than 56,000 people were displaced.

Villagers covering their faces from volcanic ash follwoing Mount Kelud's eruption in Solo, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The major volcanic eruption shrouded a large swath of the country's most heavily populated island in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and the closure of three international airports after killing two people.

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Villagers cover their faces from volcanic ash after Mount Kelud erupts in Solo, Indonesia. The country’s most heavily populated island was covered in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and the closure of three international airports after two people died Read more

Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and ashes...epa04024301 An Indonesian villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic smoke, at Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 January 2014. Thousands of people have been sheltering for months in mosques, churches and government buildings just out of reach of the past months' eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung. The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010, forcing more than 30,000 to flee their homes.  EPA/DEDI SAHPUTRA

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A villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung emits volcanic smoke near Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on January 14, 2014.

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Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on Tuesday.

A girl stands in the foreground as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke on January 8, 2014 in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high.

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A girl stands in the foreground as Mount Sinabung releases smoke in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in western Indonesia because of the volcano’s eruptions since September 2013.

Indonesian men watch Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic materials during an eruption in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since September.

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Indonesian men watch Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic materials during an eruption in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Friday. The 2,600 metre volcano has sporadically erupted since last September

In this late Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 photo taken using long exposure, star trails are seen over Mount Sinabung as it spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Authorities raised the alert status of the volcano to the highest level on Sunday after it had a series of eruptions.

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This photo, taken using long exposure, shows star trails over Mount Sinabung as it spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Authorities raised the alert status of the volcano to the highest level on Sunday after a series of eruptions. Read more

A woman works in her field which has been covered by ash from eruption of mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village on November 25, 2013 in Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been intermittently erupting since September, erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. Officials have reported of rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The Indonesian government has called for people living within five kilometres (3.1 miles) of the volcano, on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, to evacuate their homes as the volcanology agency raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest point on a four-stage scale.

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A woman works in a field that has been covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting intermittently since September, erupted eight times on Sunday.

TOPSHOTS This picture taken in Karo on N...TOPSHOTS This picture taken in Karo on November 19, 2013 shows Sinabung volcano spewing volcanic ash and hot smoke in Karo. Mount Sinabung on western Sumatra island, which has been erupting on and off since mid-September, shot volcanic ash around 10,000 metres into the air, according to Indonesia's Mitigation Agency (BNPB) on November 19. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYASUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images

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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and hot smoke in western Sumatra, IndonesiaRead more