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Stunning PHOTOS of volcanos in 2011

Last updated on: December 26, 2011 09:24 IST

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Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city, Chile on June 5, 2011.

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Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
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Shinmoedake peak erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, in this aerial view seen on January 28, 2011. Ash and rocks fell across a wide swath of southern Japan straddling the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima, as one of Mount Kirishima's many calderas erupted, prompting authorities to raise alert levels and call on for an evacuation of all residents within a 2 km (1.2 miles) radius of the volcano

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Photographs: Kyodo/Reuters

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Volcanic activity in the sea off the Canary island of El Hierro, seen in this aerial photo taken on November 5, 2011. The regional government of the Canary Islands ordered the evacuation of homes and road closures near the southern tip of El Hierro after two earth tremors and increased offshore volcanic activity caused a buildup of malodorous debris floating on the sea. Seismic activity began in the area on July 17 and residents have since been rocked by more than 10,000 tremors, while underwater fissures have released an almost continuous flow of sulfurous gases, smoke and hot debris.

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Photographs: Canary Islands Government

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An eruption of the Nyamulagira Volcano, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, late November 16, 2011

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Photographs: Kenny Katombe/Reuters

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Lava spews into the air, higher than the treetops, near the Kamoamoa fissures between Napau Crater and the Pu`u `O `o crater on Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on March 7, 2011

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Photographs: US Geological Survey

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Lava pours from from a fissure just after daybreak and cascades out of sight into a deep crack near the town of Volcano, Hawaii, on March 6, 2011. Scientists monitored a new vent that has opened at the Kilauea volcano, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high

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Photographs: US Geological Survey

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Residents look at Mount Bulusan spewing ash in Sorsogon province, south of Manila, Philippines, in February 21, 2011. Mount Bulusan spewed a three-kilometer ash column covering several villages in the southwest

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Photographs: Reuters

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Lightning cuts through an ash cloud as Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan, on January 27, 2011

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Photographs: Takaharu Town Office/Handout

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Surfers paddle past icebergs covered in ash from the Grimsvotn volcano eruption, in the glacier lagoon at the base of Vatnajokull, Iceland, May 26, 2011

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Photographs: Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters

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NASA Aqua satellite image of the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain, near the Chile-Argentina border, seen from low Earth orbit on June 4, 2011

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Photographs: NASA

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The shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake, covered with a thick blanket of floating ash and pumice released by a volcano from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain, 100 miles (160 km) to the west, in the Argentine resort city of San Carlos de Bariloche, on June 7, 2011

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Photographs: Chiwi Giambirtone/Reuters

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Mount Lokon spews hot lava and volcanic ash during an eruption in Tomohon in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province, on July 14, 2011. Mount Lokon sent an ash cloud as high as 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) in the north of Sulawesi island, prompting panicked residents to flee the agricultural area, a government official said.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily, on August 6, 2011. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano.

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Photographs: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

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An eruption from Mount Nyamulagira in eastern Congo sends lava high into the air on November 11, 2011.

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Photographs: Virunga National Park

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Hudson volcano, seen during a flight near Coihaique town some 1,649 km (1,025 miles) south of Santiago, Chile, on October 27, 2011. Chile said it had evacuated residents from around a volcano in the country's far south after it spewed a jet of steam a kilometer into the air and seismic activity triggered an avalanche.

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Photographs: Reuters

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An eruption of Nyamulagira volcano, 22 km (14 miles) from the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on November 6, 2011. The eruption appears to be on a lower section of the volcano, or in a separate caldera, with lava flowing north into a non-populated section of the park.

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Photographs: LuAnne Cadd/Reuters

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Fumes from Pu'u 'O 'o crater are seen on Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on December 6, 2011. Lava from the Big Island's Pu'u 'O 'o crater is flowing toward the ocean. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman Janet Babb tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser the flow was about 1.5 miles from the ocean.

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Photographs: US Geological Survey

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