Smoke billows from the Villarrica volcano in Pucón, Chile. Some southern regions of the country are on alert because of an increase in activity at the volcano
Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages
Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion. This is the volcano’s second eruption in the past year after three years of quiet
Piton de la Fournaise, erupting near the Dolomieu, Bory and Rivals craters on the French island of Réunion
A volcanic eruption illuminates the clouds around the Etna volcano, near Catania, Sicily island, southern Italy, early on Monday
Lava and clouds of smoke and gases being emitted from a volcano on the island of Fogo, Cha das Caldeiras, Cape Verde
Inhabitants of Chã das Caldeiras carry their belongings as they flee the volcano erupting in the island of Fogo, Cape Verde
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A woman walks on a road covered with ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung on Monday in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia
The Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island in Indonesia erupts on Wednesday, following an eruption on Sunday.
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.
Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia
Smoke rises as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano, as seen before dawn from Brebes town in Indonesia‘s Central Java province on Friday
Lava fountains spew out at the site of a fissure eruption near Icelands Bardarbunga volcano
The Tungurahua volcano throws ash and stones during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador.
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
Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Banos, Ecuador. An orange alert was issued by the volcanic activity of the Tungurahua
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
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The Tungurahua volcano, as seen from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador
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
Lava flows from Mount Etna, the volcano on the southern Italian island of Sicily near Catania early on Monday. The eruption forced the closure of Catania airport due to the plumes of ash billowing into the sky, airport officials said.