An Indonesian volcano erupted on Tuesday morning spewing a spectacular column of ash thousands of feet into the air, nearly obscuring the powder blue sky from the view of locals.
Vulcanologists recorded 13 separate blasts as Mount Sinabung leapt to life, belching debris up to 16,400 feet (5,000 metres) above Sumatra.
There was no immediate danger to life or property, authorities said, with a three-mile (five-kilometre) ring around the volcano having been left unoccupied over recent years.
No evacuation orders have been issued, and there has been no reported flight disruption. (Daily Mail)