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
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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.
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and hot smoke in western Sumatra, Indonesia. Read more
A hibiscus flower emerges through a plant covered in volcanic ash in Indonesia’s north Sumatra province after Mount Sinabung erupted and sent an 8,000m-high plume of ash into the atmosphere on Monday. Thousands of residents fearful of more eruptions remained in temporary shelters, according to local media. Read more
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Villagers harvest potatoes on Thursday in a field that is a little less than four kilometers from Mount Sinabung , close to Medan in Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcanic mountain has erupted three times in as many months and up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in area
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, north Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600m-high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slopes.
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Smoke rises from the 1,117-metre Mount Sakurajima near Kagoshima city on Kyushu island, southern Japan. The volcanic eruption sent an ash plume 5,000 metres into the air. It is Mount Sakurajima’s 500th eruption this year.
The snow covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam high into the air in Puebla, Mexico, on Sunday. Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano on Saturday after an increased amount of explosive activity belched ash over Mexico City and pushed international airlines to suspend flights. The alert level for the towering Popocatepetl volcano, which is 50 miles (80km) to the southeast of the capital, was raised to yellow phase three from yellow phase two, Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention said Read more
Smoke rises from the Popocatépetl volcano as it spews incandescent volcanic material on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico on Thursday.
A cloud of ash belches out of Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, about 55km from Mexico City, as seen from Paso de Cortes, in the Mexican central state of Puebla. Authorities have raised the alert level to “yellow phase three”, the fifth of a seven-stage warning system, restricting access to an area of 12km around the volcano while preparing evacuation routes and shelters. Read more