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Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

Image: Woman in a village in Karo regency watches Mount Sinabung erupt in Indonesia's North Sumatra province
A woman in a village in Karo district watches Mount Sinabung erupt in Indonesia's North Sumatra province on October 8, 2014. YT HARYONO / Reuters

Hundreds of people have fled their homes around Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano after a series of eruptions over the past four days.

The volcano, which has been active since September 2013, erupted in February killing 16 people and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes on the western island of Sumatra. No casualties have been reported this week.

Image: Residents gather outside their houses in Karo district as dark giant ash clouds, seen in the background, rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung
Residents gather outside their houses in Karo district as dark ash clouds rise from the crater of Mount Sinabung volcano during an eruption late on October 7, 2014. SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP - Getty Images

— Agence France-Presse, Reuters