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In Pics: Killer Indonesian volcano erupts after 400 years

Indonesia Mount Sinabung has erupted four times in the past two weeks. It has not only claimed over 50 lives, but engulfed the island of Sumatra in billowing smoke and incandescent lava. These photos display the terrifying, yet surreal scenes in Sumatra.

world Updated: Oct 15, 2014 11:58 IST
Abhimanyu Kulkarni

Indonesia Mount Sinabung has erupted four times in the past two weeks. It has not only claimed over 50 lives, but engulfed the island of Sumatra in billowing smoke and incandascent lava.

Mount Sinabaug has lay dormant for 400 years when sporadic eruptions began in 2010. It is now among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the "Pacific Ring of Fire".

Here are some photos which display the terrifying scenes in Sumatra.

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In this photo made with a slow shutter speed, Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as seen from Jeraya, North Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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A motorist stops to watch as Mount Sinabung erupts in Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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This long exposure photograph taken before dawn shows sparks of lightning, 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. (AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya)

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Lightning caused by volcanic materials containing electric charges that collide into each other. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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A woman wearing a facemask, as protection from volcanic ash, harvests ash covered chillies and tomatoes at a village in Karo. (AFP Photo/ Sutanta Aditya)

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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. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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Motorists pass by as Mount Sinabung erupts in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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An Indonesian soldier looks at giant ash clouds during the eruption. (AFP Photo)

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Scorching lava flow and giant ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption. (AFP Photo/ Sutanta Aditya)

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In February this year, an eruption claimed 16 lives and forced hundreds of others to flee. (AFP Photo/ Sutanta Aditya)

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Giant ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano as seen from Karo district. (AFP Photo/ Sutanta Aditya)

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A resident of Karo district uses a lawnmower to remove ash from his vegetable fields in North Sumatra. (AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya)

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Mount Sinabung eruption, as seen from Tiga Pancur village, Karo Regency in Indonesia's North Sumatra province.(Reuters Photo/YT Haryono)