A strong explosion was recorded at Sinabung volcano on January 9, 2017.
It was triggered by a volcanic earthquake that occurred about 8 minutes before.
The powerful explosion occurred at 21:48 pm and sent a column of ash and gas 3km in the air.
There was a volcanic earthquake for 490 seconds when the eruption occurred.
Ashfall was recorded in Berastagi City.
An exclusion zone has been implemented in a radius of 3 km around the volcanic peak.
There is an Lahar alert for people living near and along rivers that disgorge in Sinabung.