The killer eruption of the Kelud volcano has started on February 13 2014 and transformed part of the island Java into a fascinating and ghostly ash landscape. Here some of my preferate!

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Ash landscape after Kelud volcano eruption on Java – february 2014. Photo: Alida Szabo

The Indonesian volcano Kelud exploded with a powerful eruption on February 13, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of 100,000 people.

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Space view of Kelud volcano eruption on February 13 2014. Photo: NASA

The eruption sent a large plume of ash 10 miles (17 kilometers) high into the sky, drifting west across Java and over the Indian Ocean, causing the shutdown of several airports.

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People have to wear masks after Kelud volcanic eruption has transformed entire cities of Java into an ash landscape – February 2014. Photo: Alida Szabo

Alida Szabo, Hungarian film-maker and photographer has been working in Yogyakarta and her photos show us what is it like to live beside some ever-active volcanos and explains:

Kelud is one of the 47 active volcanoes of Java, so eruptions like the latest one are quite common in the area. The streets became empty, everybody is disciplined and stays home, who steps out always wears a mask.

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Java covered by ashes of Kelud volcano – February 2014. Photo: Alida Szabo

After three days the long-awaited rain arrived on Sunday and washed away most of the ashes from the buildings and vegetation, but the soil and the roads are still covered by a thick layer of ash.

More pictures from Alida Szabo here and here.

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