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Kelud and Sinabung: Indonesia's Two Erupting Volcanoes

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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. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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. (AP Photo/ Hafidz Novalsyah) #
Mount Kelud erupts, as seen from Mbalak village in Blitar East Java, Indonesia, on February 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Trisnadi) #
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. (Aman Rochman/AFP/Getty Images) #
A housing complex, covered with ash from Mount Kelud, in Yogyakarta, on February 14, 2014. (Reuters/Dwi Oblo) #
A man cleans a roof covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud at Mbladak village in Blitar, Indonesia, on February 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Trisnadi) #
Volcanic ash covers a plane and the airport of Solo in Central Java, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Mount Kelud, on February 14, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images) #
Meanwhile, in western Indonesia, hot lava runs down the sides of Sinabung volcano, seen from Karo, on February 6, 2014. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images) #
Villagers ride on a truck fully loaded with their belongings as they head to a temporary shelter at an area affected by the ash fall from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigaranggarang, North Sumatra, on January 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) #
Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption as seen from Payung village, North Sumatra, on February 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) #
Wind spouts appear over the volcanic ash covered landscape in Berastepu village, in the district of Karo near Mount Sinabung, on January 26, 2014. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images) #
A motorcyclist passes through an area covered by ash from the eruptions of Mount Sinabung in the abandoned village of Kuta Rayat, on February 12, 2014. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) #
Villagers run on ash during an eruption of Mount Sinabung, near Gamber village in Karo district, on January 21, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) #
A villager runs as Mount Sinabung erupts at Sigarang-Garang village, on February 1, 2014. (Reuters/Sutanta Aditya) #
Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung erupts in Perteguhan, on January 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) #
Rescuers rush to search for victims of an eruption of Mount Sinabung in Suka Meriah, on February 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) #
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. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images) #
Indonesian residents carry a victim on their motorcycle, following eruptions of Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra province, on February 1, 2014. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images) #
Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic gas and ash, seen from Tiga Pancur village on February 12, 2014. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) #
This picture taken at Kutarayat village on February 8, 2014 shows a church standing alone among barren plants damaged by mount Sinabung eruptions in Karo. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images) #
A bicycle sits covered in ash from the erupting Mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village, on February 11, 2014. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) #
A man looks at Mount Sinabung which spews ash following an eruption in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra, on Feb 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) #
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. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara) #
A boy holds his brother as Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic gas and hot ash in Sibintun village, on February 7, 2014 in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) #

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