Indonesia: Mount Sinabung erupts
The volcano in North Sumatra province started belching ash and volcanic material at 9am and the eruption lasted almost six minutes, a local geological agency said.
Images showed a thick column of ash spewing from the inside of Sinabung towards the east.
No evacuation orders have been issued, and there has been no reported flight disruption.
Authorities have instructed residents to avoid a five-kilometre radius around the crater, a zone that has been left unoccupied for years as volcanic activity increased. ■