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TOPSHOT - Primary school children wear masks while studying in the classroom in Karo district, North Sumatra province, on May 24, 2016, as Mount Sinabung is seen spewing out volcanic ash through the school window reflection.  Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns. / AFP PHOTO / FATIMA ELKAREEMFATIMA ELKAREEM/AFP/Getty Images

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Primary school children wear masks while studying in the classroom in Karo district, North Sumatra province, as Mount Sinabung is seen spewing out volcanic ash through the school window reflection

Mount Bromo spews volcanic material and ash into the air during an eruption in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia 15 December 2015.

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Mount Bromo spews volcanic material and ash into the air during an eruption in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia on Tuesday

Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and steam near Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday. The Security Coordinator Ministry, based on reports from the Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School, said that Cotopaxi volcano 'continues its moderate internal and surface activity with emissions of gases and water vapor containing a burden moderate ash.

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Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and steam near Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday

An Indonesian man stands next to a mosque in the village of Tiga Serangkai in Karo, North Sumatra on Wednesday, as mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in the distance. Sinabung is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean

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An Indonesian man stands next to a mosque in the village of Tiga Serangkai in Karo, North Sumatra on Wednesday, as mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in the distance

Volcano Cotopaxi seen from Alaquez, Ecuador. The volcano presented a new eruption of ashes that fell in the nearby towns

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Volcano Cotopaxi seen from Alaquez, Ecuador. The volcano had a new eruption which spewed ash over the nearby towns

A general night view on the volcano Cotopaxi from Quito, Ecuador, early 18 August 2015. Ecuador's president on 15 August imposed a state of emergency in the country over concern that the volcano Cotopaxi might erupt.

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A view of the volcano Cotopaxi from Quito, Ecuador, early on Tuesday. Ecuador’s president imposed a state of emergency in the country over concern that the volcano Cotopaxi might erupt

Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

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Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

Mount Raung spews volcanic material into the air as seen from Songgon, East Java, Indonesia, Thursday, July 23, 2015. The eruption of Mount Raung on the main island of Java has caused the airport to close for several hours on Wednesday, disrupting flights to and from the resort island

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Mount Raung spews volcanic material into the air as seen from Songgon, East Java, Indonesia on Thursday

Hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Thursday. Mount Sinabung, one of about 130 active volcanoes in the country, has been put at the highest alert level since June 2 due to the growing size of its lava dome.

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Hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Thursday

Mount Etna spits lava as it erupts near Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Friday

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Mount Etna spits lava as it erupts near Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Friday

TOPSHOTS View of smoke billowing from th...TOPSHOTS View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, on March 29, 2015. Part of southern Chile is on orange alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate.     AFP PHOTO/ SEBASTIAN ESCOBARSEBASTIAN ESCOBAR/AFP/Getty Images

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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 March 3, 2015 forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages. The Villarrica volcano, one of Chile's most active, began erupting around 3:00 am (0600 GMT), prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes in schools, the National Emergency Office said.

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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 in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3-years of quiet.

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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

Reunion Island's active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise, erupting near the Dolomieu, Bory and Rivals craters on the French Island of Reunion.

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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 02 February 2015. The eruptions are reported to have begun on 31 January 2015 at Mount Etna's new south east crater

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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. After violent explosions recorded at dawn, the volcanic eruption that occurs since 23 November on the Cape Verdean island of Fogo calmed, allowing some inhabitants in the area to recover possession

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Lava and clouds of smoke and gases being emitted from a volcano on the island of Fogo, Cha das Caldeiras, Cape Verde

Inhabitants of Cha das Caldeiras carry their belongings as they leave the area due to the activity of the volcano which began erupting in the island of Fogo, Cape Verde, 25 November 2014. The volcano on 23 November 2014 was reported to have erupted at dawn and made it necessary to activate evacuation plans at various points of the island, media reports state. There were no immediate reports yet on any casualties caused by the volcanic eruption.

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Inhabitants of Chã das Caldeiras carry their belongings as they flee the volcano erupting in the island of Fogo, Cape Verde

A woman walks on a road covered with ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung on October 13, 2014 in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has lain dormant for over 400 years, has been intermittently erupting since September 15 last year, killing 15 people and forcing hundreds to flee their homes. According to The National Disaster Mitigation Agency, more than 3,000 residents are still displaced.

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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

Dark giant ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption on October 8, 2014, as seen from Karo district located on Indonesia's Sumatra island, following an earlier eruption on October 5, 2014.According to authorities hundreds of residents are still housed at evacuation centers as authorities maintains off limit danger zone around Mount Sinabung located in Indonesia's Sumatra island following deadly eruption in early February that killed about 17 people.

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The Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island in Indonesia erupts on Wednesday, following an eruption on Sunday.

Rescue work resumes at Japanese volcano...epa04422786 A handout aerial picture dated 27 September 2014 taken by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Chubu Regional Development Bureau shows the eruption of the Mount Ontake, between Gifu and Nagano prefectures, in central Japan. On 29 September 2014, five more survivors were found in critical condition near the summit of the volcano. 10 people were confirmed dead late 28 September and more than 60 injured.

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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.