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These Photos Of An Erupting Volcano Are Literally, Actually Awesome

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting since early last year.

Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia, has been erupting on and off since early 2014.

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Mt. Sinabung in October 2014.

On Monday morning the volcano, located in the North Sumatra provence, started erupting huge plumes of smoke and ash.

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Last year's eruptions claimed 16 lives, though experts regard the current situation as safe, and no nearby villages have been evacuated.

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Post-eruption, November 2014

This week's explosion spread volcanic ash a distance of 3,500 metres surrounding the volcano. At least ten villages have been blanketed in ash.

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The ongoing explosions have yielded some amazing photographs.

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Though they are in no immediate danger, local residents have been told to stay alert in case of further eruptions.

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You can see a video of the eruption here.

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