An aerial photograph shows the eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan. More than 30 hikers were found dead on Sunday on the mountainside, a day after the eruption sent plumes of smoke hundreds of metres into the sky.
An aerial picture shows lava flowing out of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeast Iceland. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could erupt. Bardarbunga, at 2,000 metres (6,500 feet), is Iceland’s second-highest peak and is located under Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajoekull.
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The Tungurahua volcano, as seen from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador
A villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung emits volcanic smoke near Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Villagers start their morning routine as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic materials into the air in Perteguhan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600m volcano has sporadically erupted since September
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.
Displaced people rest at a shelter in Karo, Indonesia, as the Mount Sinabung volcano continues to erupt. Several thousand people left their homes overnight, taking the total number of those who have fled since the volcano rumbled to life to about 12,300, the national disaster agency said.
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.