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Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas.

A long exposure picture shows molten lava spilling from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, 24 June 2015. Thousands of villagers were evacuated following the weekend eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, with more expected to follow, officials said on 16 June. Mount Sinabung has erupted intermittently since late 2013

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Molten lava spills from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on Wednesday

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

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago...Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago March 27, 2015. The Villarrica Volcano expelled smoke as scientists warn the concentration of lava, contained within the structure, is close to the crater. On March 3, a short-lived eruption of ash and rock led to the evacuation of thousands from the nearby area.  Authorities have restricted access to the area within 5 kilometres of the crater and have put the area under an orange alert, which means that an "eruption is probably in the short-term."  REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, Chile 

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

 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

Scorching lava flow and giant ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano as seen from Karo district located in Sumatra island. Indonesian authorities said pyroclastics flow reached 4.5 kilometers down the slope threatening populated villages whlie ash clouds reached three kilometers to the sky during it latest series of eruption that began on October 5.

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Scorching lava and giant ash clouds spew out as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen from Karo district in Sumatra island, Indonesia

Mount Sinabung eruption...epa04437808 Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as it is seen from Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 09 October 2014. Mount Sinabung erupted in the last four days, forcing hundreds of people to flee their home. The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010.  EPA/DEDY SAHPUTRA

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Mount Sinabung spews lava and volcanic ash in North Sumatra, Indonesia. In the past four days hundreds of people have fled their homes after renewed eruptions. The 2,460-metre volcano, which was dormant for 400 years, began erupting in August 2010. 

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. 

Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

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Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia

An aerial picture taken on September 14,...An aerial picture taken on September 14, 2014 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 explode. Bardarbunga, at 2,000 metres (6,500 feet), is Iceland's second-highest peak and is located under Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajoekull. AFP PHOTO /  BERNARD MERICBERNARD MERIC/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

A long exposure photo shows smoke rising as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano before dawn, as seen from Brebes town in Indonesia's Central Java province on September 12, 2014. Indonesian authorities have put the Mount Slamet volcano on the second-highest alert level after it erupted 38 times on September 11, spewing lava some 1500 metres (5,000 feet) into the air. Authorities warned residents to remain outside a four-kilometre radius of the volcano.

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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 are pictured at the site of a fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano September 2, 2014. A fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was still spouting lava on Monday but no ash, a day after an eruption that briefly caused the country to raise its ash alert level for aviation to its highest level. Iceland's largest volcanic system - 190 km long and up to 25 km wide (118 miles by 15.5 miles) - has been hit by thousands of earthquakes over the last two weeks, putting scientists have been on high alert.

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Lava fountains spew out at the site of a fissure eruption near Icelands Bardarbunga volcano

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

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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

The Tungurahua volcano spews smoke as pictured from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador...The Tungurahua volcano spews smoke as pictured from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador, February 3, 2014. An orange alert was issued in response to the volcanic activity. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares (ECUADOR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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The Tungurahua volcano, as seen from the city of Huambalo, Ecuador 

Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on January 14, 2014.

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Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on Tuesday.

Hibiscus flower is seen on ash-covered plant at Mardingding village in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province...A hibiscus flower is seen on an ash-covered plant at Mardingding village in Karo district, Indonesia's north Sumatra province November 19, 2013. The volcano continued to emit volcanic ash on Monday, throwing an 8,000m (26,247 ft)-high plume into the atmosphere, as thousands of residents fearful of more eruptions remained in temporary shelters, according to local media. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

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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.