In pictures: Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano remains active

INDONESIA (AFP) - Mount Sinabung volcano, located on Indonesia's Sumatra island, remains active after a powerful eruption in February 2014 that displaced 3,500 residents.

More than 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes this month after an increase in the activity of the volcano, highlighting the precarious existence for many in the country with the largest number of volcanoes in the world.


A resident reacting as Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash during an eruption at Tiga Serangkai village in Karo Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on June 24, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS


Residents riding a bull cart to work near a farm in Karo district near Mount Sinabung volcano (back) as it emits steam and ash on June 3, 2015. PHOTO: AFP


A motorcyclist's face is covered by ash spewed by the Mount Sinabung volcano as he rides his vehicle in Karo district, North Sumatra province, on June 13, 2015. PHOTO: AFP


A long exposure picture shows molten lava spilliing out from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Serangkai village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 12, 2015. PHOTO: EPA


Elementary school students lining up outside their school near the Mount Sinabung as its spews volcanic ash at Naman Teran village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 20, 2015. PHOTO: EPA


Hot lava flowing from Mount Sinabung volcano during eruption as seen from Tiga Serangkai village in Karo Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia on June 25, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS


Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano filling the sky over an abandoned church during another eruption in Karo, in Indonesia's North Sumatra province on June 19, 2015. PHOTO: AFP


A resident riding his motorcycle as Mount Sinabung spews ash at Namanteran village in Karo Regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, on June 16, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. PHOTO: REUTERS


Mount Sinabung volcano spewing lava as seen from an empty village inside the danger zone area at Beras Tepu Village in Karo Regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, on June 21, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS


A woman carrying an umbrella to protect herself from Mount Sinabung's volcanic ash in Brastagi, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on June 20, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS