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Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

May 07, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island spews the thick plume after activity picked up in recent days

ERUPTION. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on May 7, 2019 shows Mount Sinabung volcano spewing thick volcanic ash, as seen from Karo. Handout photo by BNBP/AFP

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island spews the thick plume after activity picked in recent days. There are no reports of injuries or deaths.

MOUNT SINABUNG. Thick volcanic ash spews into the air from Mount Sinabung volcano in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018. Photo by Endro Rusharyanto/AFP

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

The week in photos: December 30, 2017-January 5, 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 2:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World, part of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2018.The festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, officially opens on January 5. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

Rumbling Indonesian volcano in fresh eruption

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:08 PM

The volcano spews smoke and ash into the air on Friday February 10 while villagers near the volcano but outside the danger zone go about their business

SINABUNG. Elementary school children play outside of their classrooms as Sinabung volcano spews thick volcanic ash as seen from Karo, North Sumatra province, on February 10, 2017. Photo by AFP

Indonesia volcano eruption kills 3

May 21, 2016 - 11:46 PM

Three people die and 4 others are critically injured after a highly active volcano in western Indonesia erupted violently shooting hot ash and gases into the atmosphere

MOUNT SINABUNG. This picture taken on January 10, 2016 shows Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic ash in Karo. Photo by Januar / AFP

3,000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades alert over volcano

Jun 04, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Nearly 10 000 people have now had to evacuate their homes since Mount Sinabung burst back into life in 2013 after a period of inactivity

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 30, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:17 AM

The latest political drama in the legislature slight improvements in ease of doing business in Indonesia a comedian busted for drugs and more

FIRST TRIP. President Joko Widodo (C) speaks to villagers who fled their houses after the eruption of Mount Sinabung at a refugee camp in Gurukinayan village, Karo, North Sumatra, on October 29, 2014. Photo by Dedi Sahputra/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Gunung Sinabung meletus lagi

Oct 09, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Gunung Sinabung kembali meletus ribuan orang mengungsi

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 9, 2014

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Prabowo camp threatens to investigate Jokowi for graft 40 000 year old cave painting in Sulawesi debunks European claims FPI leader turns himself in and more

FRESH ERUPTION. Residents watch as dark giant ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption on October 8, 2014, as seen from Karo district in North Sumatra. Photo by AFP

IN PHOTOS: Mount Sinabung, a year after

Sep 17, 2014 - 4:23 PM

A series of eruptions that began in September 2013 killed dozens and forced tens of thousands to flee A year later around 7 000 are still refugees

Search on for survivors of Indonesia volcano eruption

Feb 02, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Gov t official: We don t know how many people are missing but rescuers today will resume evacuation and look for anyone still trapped

FLEEING TO SAFETY. An Indonesian villager flees as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 01 February 2014. Chairaly/EPA

Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced

Jan 04, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sends rivers of lava flowing through an evacuation zone and columns of volcanic cloud up as high as 4 000 meters

19,000 Indonesians flee erupting volcano

Dec 31, 2013 - 2:50 PM

The eruption of Mount Sinabung forces 19 000 Indonesians to flee their homes in Sumatra