A rumbling volcano in Indonesia erupted, sending a towering column of ash more than 3 miles into the sky and raining down on nearby villages.
Mount Sinabung, located on Indonesia's Sumatra Island, has been active since 2010. A spike in its activity was observed recently, including a pair of smaller eruptions over the weekend.
The eruption of Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra comes after more than a year of inactivity, and authorities warned residents and tourists about possible lava flows.
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spewed a giant ash cloud five kilometers into the sky https://t.co/5LwvWBN5rm pic.twitter.com/0742LZpL1k
Footage of the morning eruption captured by residents showed a giant cloud of thick ash rising from the peak of the 2,460-metre (8,071-ft) mountain in Karo, North Sumatra.
BREAKING - The large volcanic mount Sinabung has erupted in north #Sumatra, #Indonesia. Massive plumes of ash and smoke are rising from the #volcano into the sky. pic.twitter.com/pEWqsIIJbI