A volcano eruption is putting millions in danger at this hour, and video of the eruption (included below) is absolutely jaw-dropping.
Mount Sinaburg, located on the island in Sumatra in Indonesia, is located west of Malaysia, and is home to 50 million people. Local officials are warning those living near the volcano to evacuate immediately.
While ash is a concern now, a full eruption could kill thousands and destroy numerous homes with lava.
Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra spewed huge plums of smoke after it erupted on Wednesday afternoon. Locals could only watch on as the smoke engulfed the sky.
Airlines have been issued a ‘red notice’, barring them from flying over parts of Indonesia because of the eruption.
A red notice is issued when ash is in the atmosphere, and aircraft are not permitted to be in the airspace.
A Jetstar spokesman told Daily Mail Australia the eruption has not affected any of their flights. A Qantas spokeswoman said none of their flights had been affected either.
National disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said a plume of thick ash was sent five kilometres into the sky.
He said there were no casualties as a result of the eruption.
Incredible video footage showed the North Sumatra volcano erupting which caused dangerous ash rain to fall.
Indonesian officials said there are no casualties yet but residents nearby should watch out for lava.
The mountain which usually stands against a picturesque scene, has been at its highest alert level after its first eruption four years ago.
The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency have warned against locals getting near the danger zone which is within three to seven-kilometres around Mount Sinabung’s crater.
Authorities feared lava flows could cascade down the mountain and destroy homes, as has happened several times.
The volcano explodes so frequently, warning signs are permanently stationed around it warning against going near it.
Here is local news coverage of the eruption.
In this video, a local filmed 14 incredible minutes of views around the volcano.