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Hundreds evacuated as Indonesia’s Mt Sinabung erupts

The local disaster mitigation agency of Indonesia, said hundreds of residents were being evacuated from several villages, bringing the number of people moved in recent weeks to more than 3,000 since Mt Sinabung started spewing.

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A volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing clouds of searing gas high into the air over the pat few days. (AP Photo)

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Mount Sinabung is being closely monitored since June 2, when it was put at the highest alert level due to the growing size and unstable condition of its lava dome. (AP Photo)

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Government volcanologist said at least 28 hot ash avalanches occurred Monday at Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia's main islands. There are indications the crater's lava dome continues to grow in size. (AP Photo)

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Though no injuries were reported, government urged villagers to stay out of the main danger zone, which stretches 7 kilometers (4 miles) to the southeast of the crater.

Officials asset an elderly woman to board a truck as she evacuates her home on the slope of Mount Sinabung in Kuta Tengah, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, June 15, 2015. (AP Photo)

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Authorities in western Indonesia evacuated hundreds of villagers because of increasing activities of the volcano in past days.

A woman carries her baby during an evacuation process for villagers. (AP Photo)

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Evacuees included villagers living between 3 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles) from the crater on its eastern and southeastern flanks.

Motorists are seen covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung. (AP Photo)

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Mount Sinabung is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. (AP Photo)