Earlier today, Indonesia's Mount Kelud erupted violently, killing two, sending massive ash plumes miles into the air, and causing more than 100,000 to evacuate parts of Java. The explosive eruption could be heard by residents more than 100 miles distant. Meanwhile, Mount Sinabung - another of Indonesia's 150 volcanoes, continues its recent months of sporadic activity. Earlier this month, one of the scorching pyroclastic flows that poured down Sinabung's flanks overwhelmed a group of villagers, killing 16. Collected here are images of Kelud's activity today, and some of Sinabung's recent outbursts. [24 photos]
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On January 20, 2014, Mount Sinabung spews lava and gas during an eruption viewed from Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has been erupting since September, forcing more than 20,000 people who live around it slopes to flee their homes to several temporary shelters. Earlier today, February 14, 2014, another volcano roared to life in Indonesia: Mount Kelud, spewing ash across most of Java.
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A woman rides a motorbike on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Indonesia, on February 14, 2014. A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia blasted clouds of ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air on Friday, forcing authorities to close six airports, cancel flights elsewhere in Southeast Asia and evacuate more than 100,000 people from the mountain.
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Indonesian soldiers evacuate ash covered residents in Malang, East Java province on February 14, 2014 moments after Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on densely populated Java, erupted. Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians were ordered to evacuate and three international airports were closed.
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The body of a victim lies covered with volcanic ash ner a village in Karo district following eruptions of Mount Sinabung on February 1, 2014. Sixeen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.
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Mount Sinabung spews lava and gas during an eruption, viewed from Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, on January 21, 2014. The volcano has been erupting since September, forcing more than 20,000 people who live around it slopes to flee their homes to several temporary shelters.
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