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.
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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.
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
A view of the Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo area, central Ecuador. The volcano is spewing incandescent rocks and generating explosions with an intensity which was defined as ‘moderate’ by the National Technical College’s Geophysical Institute. Authorities gave 3,000 masks to residents living in areas affected by ash.