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Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung Spews Massive Smoke-and-Ash Column

World | AFP | February 20, 2018, 3:53 pm
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 An Indonesian volcano erupted February 19, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 (16,400 feet) into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face to residents. (Image: AFP)

An Indonesian volcano erupted February 19, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 (16,400 feet) into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face to residents. (Image: AFP)

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 Mount Sinabung erupted again on February 19, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to residents. (Image: AFP)

Mount Sinabung erupted again on February 19, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to residents. (Image: AFP)

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 Mount Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since. (Image: AFP)

Mount Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since. (Image: AFP)

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 An Indonesian national hero's statue in Karo, North Sumatra as thick volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises into the air. (Image: AFP)

An Indonesian national hero's statue in Karo, North Sumatra as thick volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises into the air. (Image: AFP)

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 Men clean volcanic ash from the street after Mount Sinabung volcano spewed thick volcanic ash across the area the day before in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

Men clean volcanic ash from the street after Mount Sinabung volcano spewed thick volcanic ash across the area the day before in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

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 Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. (Image: AFP)

Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. (Image: AFP)

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 Thick volcanic ash spews into the air from Mount Sinabung volcano in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

Thick volcanic ash spews into the air from Mount Sinabung volcano in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

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 Mount Sinabung volcano erupts as spews thick smoke in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

Mount Sinabung volcano erupts as spews thick smoke in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

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 An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

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 Mount Sinabung spews thin volcanic ash in the air in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

Mount Sinabung spews thin volcanic ash in the air in Karo, North Sumatra. (Image: AFP)

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 Tobacco leaves sit covered with volcanic ash after Mount Sinabung volcano spewed thick volcanic ash across the area the day before in Karo, North Sumatra.(Image: AFP)

Tobacco leaves sit covered with volcanic ash after Mount Sinabung volcano spewed thick volcanic ash across the area the day before in Karo, North Sumatra.(Image: AFP)

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