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Much of Indonesia's most populous island of Java is under a cloud of ash, as thousands of people flee their homes.
Last updated: 17 Feb 2014 12:30
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Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia has shrouded a large swathe of Java, the country's most densely populated island. Three people have died, thousands have fled their homes and international airports have been closed.

About 200,000 people from 36 villages in a 10km radious around Mount Kelud, in the Kediri district of eastern Java, were being asked to evacuate, said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Explosions from the erupting mountain could be heard 130km away in Surabaya, the country's second-largest city, and even further afield in Jogyakarta, where workers at the world's largest Buddhist temple covered statues with plastic to protect them from falling ash.

Mount Kelud is one of 130 active volcanoes in the country, which sits on the infamous "ring of fire" stretch of volcanic activity around the Pacific Ocean.

Earlier this month, 11 people died when Mount Sinabung erupted on the island of Sumatra.


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Villagers evacuated from their homes due to Mount Kelud's eruptions sleep on the floor at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village in Kediri.



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A villager holds her daughter as she sleeps at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village.


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Mount Kelud erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java.



/AP Photo/Trisnadi

Volcanic ash shrouded a large swathe of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, sending thousands fleeing for their lives.



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A pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud.


/AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi

The eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17km (10 miles) into the air. Mount Kelud is 140km south of Indonesia's second biggest city, Surabaya, a major industrial centre.



/AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi

The cloud from the eruption was seen as far as 9km to the west, and forced the shutdown of airports in Surabaya and the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo.



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Indonesian villagers ride on a motorbike as they flee their village after Mount Kelud's eruption.



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An Indonesian woman covered with ash in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


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An Indonesian police officer distributes masks at a road covered with ash.



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Villagers evacuated from their homes due to Mount Kelud(***)s eruptions sleep on the floor at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village in Kediri.

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Mount Kelud erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java.

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Volcanic ash shrouded a large swathe of the country(***)s most densely populated island on Friday, sending thousands fleeing for their lives.

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The eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17km (10 miles) into the air. Mount Kelud is 140km south of Indonesia(***)s second biggest city, Surabaya, a major industrial centre.

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The cloud from the eruption was seen as far as 9km to the west, and forced the shutdown of airports in Surabaya and the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo.

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Indonesian villagers ride on a motorbike as they flee their village after Mount Kelud(***)s eruption.

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Villagers evacuated from their homes due to Mount Kelud's eruptions, sleep on the floor at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village in Kediri .

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Villagers evacuated from their homes due to Mount Kelud's eruptions, sleep on the floor at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village in Kediri .

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A villager holds her daughter as she sleeps at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Indonesian_eruption/slideshow/no-caption/81ef8d314f8e3744e396698fd44dbc29Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters

A villager holds her daughter as she sleeps at a temporary shelter at Sumber Agung village.

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Mount Kelud volcano erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java.

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Mount Kelud volcano erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java.

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Volcanic ash shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, closed three international airports and sent thousands fleeing.

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Volcanic ash shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, closed three international airports and sent thousands fleeing.

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A pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud.

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A pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud.

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The eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air .Mount Kelud is 140 km south of Indonesia's second biggest city Surabaya, a major industrial centre.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Indonesian_eruption/slideshow/no-caption/fb01d9b8317aaed366e1e1a4cefb8631AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi

The eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air .Mount Kelud is 140 km south of Indonesia's second biggest city Surabaya, a major industrial centre.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Indonesian_eruption/slideshow/no-caption/5312ce5c509b2c36808a9d5e0adbaed9

The cloud from the eruption was seen as far as 9 km to the west, and forced the shutdown of airports at Surabaya and the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo

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The cloud from the eruption was seen as far as 9 km to the west, and forced the shutdown of airports at Surabaya and the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Indonesian_eruption/slideshow/no-caption/b50b1dff35e4c605276d4c9341bfe6f5

Indonesian villagers ride on a motorbike as they flee their village after mount Kelud eruption.

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Indonesian villagers ride on a motorbike as they flee their village after mount Kelud eruption.

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An Indonesian woman covered with ash in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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An Indonesian woman covered with ash in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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An Indonesian police officer distributes masks at a road covered with ash.

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An Indonesian police officer distributes masks at a road covered with ash.



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