The beautiful mountain – Mt Agung in East Bali is no more calm and quiet… It’s the roar of the mountain.
Many stood still. Many have fled, as hundreds of small tremors are being felt and at least five small eruptions in Mt Agung have been detected.
Travellers have been issued a new travel warning amid fears of a volcano eruption on the lovely island.
The high intensity of the tremors point to a possibility of a massive volcano eruption in the area, reports say.
An ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed on Saturday, according to the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics.
Locals and tourists have been told to stay at least 12 kilometres away from the crater in some areas.
Owing to the tremors and fearing volcanic eruption, almost 10,000 people have left their homes. Some have fled to refugee camps.
Mount Agung is situated about 75 km from the popular holiday destination Kuta.
According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, around 9,400 villagers have been evacuated from their houses. They have been accommodated in 50 shelters in Karangasem, Klungkung and Buleleng.
(With inputs from agencies)