One of the 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is located on Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has erupted early Monday morning.
The eruption caused a massive ash cloud which spread as wide as 5 kilometres into the sky and a thick ash layer that covered towns over 20 kilometres from the crater.
Footage of the eruption was captured and showed a giant cloud of ash rising from the top of the mountain which stood as high as 2 460 metres.
All residents including tourists were warned to stay outside a 3 km radius from the crater's mouth to avoid the possible lava flow and have been advised to wear a mask to avoid the inhaling of the volcanic ash.
A spokeswoman for the civil aviation authority stated that no fatalities or injuries have been reported and that all flights to and from the region were still operating as normal.
'The sound was like thunder, it lasted for less than 30 seconds,' resident Fachrur Rozi Pasi told Reuters.
Gilbert Sembiring, who is a resident and was visiting his friend in Naman Teran Kampung, stated that; "The situation around Mount Sinabung is very dark now." He also claimed that the eruption is recorded to be much bigger than the eruption experienced a couple of days before.
Sinabung is known to be located in one of the world's most volcanically active countries.
Mount Sinabung lit up in 2010 after being inactive for over four centuries. The eruption in 2010 caused fear in residents as it has killed two people. After the first eruption over four centuries, two other eruptions took place. The first eruption happened in 2014 where 16 residents were reported deceased, and the second in 2016 where seven people were reported dead.