No, this is not the same volcano that went bonkers back in January.
Mount Sinabung, situated on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, erupted yesterday.
Dormant for over 400 years, the volcano awoke in 2010, resulting in the death of two people. Then, clearly troubled by something, it erupted two more times, killing a further 16 people in 2014 and seven in 2016, reports Gizmodo.
Thankfully, this time around no one was hurt, but the smoke and ash bubbling from its vent gave way to a somewhat terrifying spectacle.
Many images and videos followed, flooding social media. Some of the better ones below:
??VIDEO | Impactante Grabación de la Erupción del Monte Sinabung en Indonesia. Hoy 19/02/2018.
Vía Rafiandx (IG) pic.twitter.com/FXpLCbDPq1
— Sismologia Mundial (@SismoMundial) February 19, 2018
Evacuations begins in school #indonesia #volcano #Sinabung #indonesia #erupcion right now ???? #earthquake #Terremoto #Temblor pic.twitter.com/SJqDz2bhB7
— Teacher From PR ? (@MaestroDEPR) February 19, 2018
The #Sinabung eruption with ash plume & hot pyroclastic flows seen on the @vulkanologi_mbg webcam today. The volcano went from calm to very much the opposite in an instant. The hazard zone is in place for this reason. You won't outrun these. pic.twitter.com/KiZwKIC7wq
— Dr Janine Krippner (@janinekrippner) February 20, 2018
Dahsyatnya letusan Gunung Sinabung. Tinggi kolom hingga 5 km disertai luncuran awan panas hingga 4,9 km. Suara bergemuruh. Baru kali ini letusan disertai suara gemuruh sejak 2014-2018. Tidak ada korban jiwa. Semua penduduk di zona merah sudah lama diungsikan. #volcano #Sinabung pic.twitter.com/P2RRfMcm08
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) February 19, 2018
Satellite images from space showed another perspective of the eruption:
Mount Sinabung erupting a few hours ago in Sumatra, Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/dRDBOFRCp9
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) February 19, 2018
And the effects? Well, the eruption has left a lot of ash on the ground:
One of the most incredible videos I’ve ever seen! #Sinabung #Sumatra #Indonesia pic.twitter.com/TsLymrIRJw
— UK Weather Live (@UKWeatherLive) February 19, 2018
That above is some of the grit that was still falling from the sky after the eruption had finished.
Want more? Of course you do.
Take a look at the photographs featured in this thread, from Kiwi volcanologist Janine Krippner:
Incredible photos of the #Sinabung eruption today (19.2.18) by photographer Endro Lewa. These photos show the rapid-moving and scorching-hot pyroclastic flow & the vertical ash plume. https://t.co/MnA0CfgNiX pic.twitter.com/5fNgzJAYip
— Dr Janine Krippner (@janinekrippner) February 19, 2018
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