AROUND 100,000 people have been evacuated from the area around Mount Agung, a large volcano on the island of Bali in Indonesia.
Officials asked everyone within 10km of the volcano to leave the area, but some were refusing to abandon their animals and crops. Some schools in the area were still open after the evacuation was ordered, with pupils wearing masks to protect them from ash.
More than 50,000 tourists were stranded on the island, after hundreds of flights were cancelled. Volcanic ash can block aeroplane engines, so it can be dangerous to fly through ash clouds. Weather experts say that ash from Mount Agung has travelled as high as 9km into the atmosphere.
Volcanic eruptions are incredibly hard to predict, so a big eruption could take days or weeks to happen. Make sure you check live.firstnews.co.uk for updates.