Indonesia's Mount Sinabung has erupted several times over the past few days, sending powerful blasts of hot ash and rock up to 10,000ft (3,000m) into the air. The eruptions have led to several potentially deadly pyroclastic flows, caused by the collapse of the dome of solid lava on top of the crater.
A woman in a village in Karo district in Indonesia's North Sumatra province watches Mount Sinabung erupt Reuters Dark giant ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption on 8 October, 2014, as seen from Karo district AFP Residents gather outside their houses in Karo district as huge dark ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption on 7 October, 2014 AFP Residents of Karo district protect themselves from heavy ashfall from Mount Sinabung volcano AFP Residents from Karo district walk on ash-covered streets after Mount Sinabung began erupting again AFP
The 8,530ft (2,600m) volcano in North Sumatra province has sporadically erupted since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years.
More than 22,000 people were evacuated from the area after
eruptions earlier this year that killed at least 16 people. Most have returned home, but about 4,700 remain in evacuation centres. A man in Jraya village watches as Mount Sinabung erupts on 13 January, 2014 Reuters Villagers ride a motorcycle in Beras Tepu village in Karo district as Mount Sinabung erupts on 15 January, 2014 Reuters A flower emerges out of ash from Mount Sinabung in January 2014 Reuters Villagers run on ash during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano near Gamber village in Karo district, on 21 January, 2014 Reuters A giant cloud of hot volcanic ash clouds engulfs villages in Karo district during the eruption of Mount Sinabung on 1 February, 2014 AFP Rescue team members walk past ash-covered motorcycles after the Mount Sinabung eruption at Suka Meriah village in Karo, on 2 February, 2014 Reuters