Peat fires in Sumatra have been burning for weeks, producing thick clouds of haze and smoke. Deliberately set to clear land for palm oil, the fires have damaged air quality to the point where the local government has declared a state of emergency.
The situation in Sumatra is getting worse: Mount Sinabung erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. The volcano's continuing eruptions cover everything with ash and now officials have reported rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. These new images show the ongoing drama.
These images of the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia, are as sad as they are strangely beautiful. The contrast between colorful figures and the grayscale of the ash-covered landscape is so striking that it seems unreal. Here's the entire story told in photos.
The Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, in western Indonesia, erupted on November 11. It was a mild eruption but it just went into absolutely insane mode yesterday—as these images show. It's four* miles high.
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