Sinapeng volcano in Indonesia spewed a 3 km-high ash cloud today, the first major eruption since August last year.
Agence France-Presse reported that Mount Sinabung has continued to increase in activity since August last year, and North Sumatra has consistently placed volcano warnings at the second highest level.
The Indonesian volcano survey unit said on Twitter that officials had earlier urged people to evacuate to an area 3 kilometers away from the crater. No casualties have been reported.
The videos posted on social media showed that the white ashes from the volcano erupted straight into the sky, but the residents did not appear too alarmed.
Mount Sinapeng was dormant for hundreds of years before it erupted in 2010.