MEDAN, Indonesia — Indonesia’s rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Friday, spewing a thick column of volcanic ash 2.8 km (1.7 miles) to the skies.

Villages close to the volcano in North Sumatra province have been shrouded following beyond eruptions, and there were not any additional evacuations or casualties in the brand new blast. People are advised to remain 5 km (3.1 miles) in the crater’s mouth and also to know about ashfall and avalanches of volcanic debris.

Activity at the volcano has been growing, with 15 smaller eruptions listed in the past week,” said Armen Putra, an official in the Sinabung observation article.

“The prospect of eruption remains large. There’ll be eruption in the not too distant future,” Putra explained.

Sinabung is among the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, and some 30,000 individuals are forced to leave neighboring houses in the last couple of decades.

Sinabung is just one of more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is situated on the”Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines surrounding the Pacific Ocean.