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
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The Tungurahua volcano, as seen from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador Read more
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.
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An islet near the coast of Japan that was created by a volcanic eruption is here to stay, at least for now, scientists said on Tuesday. The land mass near Nishinoshima island, part of the Ogasawara chain, 1,000 km south of Tokyo, could withstand erosion for several years.
Smoke billows from a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo on Thursday. The Japan Coast Guard and earthquake experts said the island emerged as a result of a volcanic eruption. Read more
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash and hot smoke in western Sumatra, Indonesia. Read more
A woman looks on from Sibintun village in North Sumatra, Indonesia, as Mount Sinabung spews ash on Monday
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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.