Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano erupts
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted yesterday, spewing a massive column of smoke and ash into the sky.
The eruption of the volcano in North Sumatra province lasted about 12 minutes, a local geological agency said.
"The volcanic material reached 4,500 metres into the air and lasted for quite a long time," the head of the agency's Sinabung monitoring post, Armen Putra, told AFP.
An image shared by the agency showed a column of thick, dark smoke coming from the crater.
Clouds of smoke and ash travelled 1,000 metres away from the peak, the agency added.
No evacuation orders were issued because the debris did not reach the nearest villages and there was no reported disruption to flights in the area.