Image of the eruption captured by a commercial pilot.
Mount Sinabung has erupted before, but never this strongly. No one has been reported injured, but the videos and images paint a foreboding picture.
Authorities have warned everyone to stay at least 4 miles away fromthe mountain. One school was forced to depart quickly.
A Japanese weather satellite caught a view from space
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung (North Sumatra) erupting earlier today, as seen from Himawari-8. pic.twitter.com/qh3f2oqpfO— Andrew Miskelly (@andrewmiskelly) February 19, 2018
Reports indicate a large portion of Mount Sinabung's peak is missing. One can only wonder as to who could have stolen it.