Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung volcano erupted on Monday, sending volcanic materials of around 16,400 ft in the sky as well as depositing ash upon villages.
This is the second eruption that has taken place since Saturday post the volcano remained dormant for over a year.
Falling ash and grit accumulated up to two inches in the abandoned villages located on the slopes of the volcano, informed Armen Putra, a Sinabung monitoring official at Sumatra Island.
Resident Fachur Pasi informed the Reuters through phone that the sound of the volcano eruption, which lasted for around 30 seconds, was like thunder.
The motorists in Berastagi, a province located around 12.4 miles away from the volcano, had to turn on their headlights during the day in order to ride through the volcanic ash.
Images and videos on social media revealed how people were wearing masks while staying outdoors.
Luckily, there were no injuries or fatalities reported from the volcanic eruption, said the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center of Indonesia.
The villagers have been advised to remain 3.1 miles away from the mouth of the crater and stay aware of lava’s perils, said the agency. Air travel wasn’t impacted by the volcano’s ash, said the Transport Ministry.
Notably, around 30,000 individuals have had to leave their homes close to Sinabung forcibly in the last few years.