Photos: Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts again, spews volcanic ash for miles

Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra blasted volcanic ash as high as 4.2 kilometres on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, the eruption on the 8,080-foot volcano was one of the biggest over the past several months and was followed by at least 19 smaller eruptions and lava flows.

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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano, located in Karo regency in North Sumatra province, erupted on August 02, 2017. The eruption on the 8,080-foot volcano was one of the biggest over the past several months and was followed by at least 19 smaller eruptions and lava flows. (Endro Rusharyanto / AP)

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano, located in Karo regency in North Sumatra province, erupted on August 02, 2017. The eruption on the 8,080-foot volcano was one of the biggest over the past several months and was followed by at least 19 smaller eruptions and lava flows. (Endro Rusharyanto / AP)

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Motorists cover their faces as thick ashes blanket Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra. (IVAN DAMANIK/ AFP)

Motorists cover their faces as thick ashes blanket Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra. (IVAN DAMANIK/ AFP)

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Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has told residents to stay outside a 7km radius on the south side of the volcano, 6km on the south-east and east side and 4km on the north side. (YT Haryono / REUTERS)

Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has told residents to stay outside a 7km radius on the south side of the volcano, 6km on the south-east and east side and 4km on the north side. (YT Haryono / REUTERS)

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Thick, hot ash fell on nearly a dozen local villages, prompting at least one school in Kuta Rakyat to send students home. (AP)

Thick, hot ash fell on nearly a dozen local villages, prompting at least one school in Kuta Rakyat to send students home. (AP)

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A villager covers his head as thick ashes blankets Tiga Pancur village in Karo. (IVAN DAMANIK / AFP)

A villager covers his head as thick ashes blankets Tiga Pancur village in Karo. (IVAN DAMANIK / AFP)

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National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said thousands of people in 10 villages were directly affected by ash fall from the latest eruption. (IVAN DAMANIK/ AFP)

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said thousands of people in 10 villages were directly affected by ash fall from the latest eruption. (IVAN DAMANIK/ AFP)

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A motorist rides his motorbike following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano. (YT Haryono / REUTERS)

A motorist rides his motorbike following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano. (YT Haryono / REUTERS)

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The 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) high Sinabung burst back to life in 2010 after a long period of dormancy. (IVAN DAMANIK/ AFP)

The 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) high Sinabung burst back to life in 2010 after a long period of dormancy. (IVAN DAMANIK/ AFP)

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Volcanic ash is seen following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano, in Beganding Village. The volcano has been erupting sporadically ever since, killing 17 people and forcing more than 30,000 to evacuate their villages. (YT Haryono/ REUTERS)

Volcanic ash is seen following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano, in Beganding Village. The volcano has been erupting sporadically ever since, killing 17 people and forcing more than 30,000 to evacuate their villages. (YT Haryono/ REUTERS)

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