A Balinese man watches the Mount Agung volcano covered with clouds at a temple in the Karangasem district of Bali, Indonesia on Sept. 26, 2017. Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 100,000 people, the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency said.
Villagers began leaving in the middle of last week and the number of evacuees has swelled daily since Friday, when the volcano’s alert status was raised to the highest level.
The agency also noted that a monitoring center had recorded more than 800 earthquakes so far Wednesday and thin smoke was observed rising 160 feet above the crater.
The volcano last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,100 people, and remained active for about a year.