Authorities have raised a maximum alert as Mount Agung on Bali threatens to erupt.
The volcano is currently erupting, as shown by the time-lapse video below, but things could get much worse.
Filmed on 28 November at 05:55 am in Amed (Click to play)
“The Agung volcano commenced a sustained ash eruption on Saturday, with plumes reaching 3,000 metres (nearly two miles) high,” explained Mark Tingay, a geologist at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
“The eruption has now moved on to the next, more severe phase, where viscous lava can trap gasses under pressure, potentially leading to an explosion.”
“We are still far from being able to forecast how eruptions are going to develop,” said Carmen Solana, a volcanologist at the University of Portsmouth in England. “It could rapidly increase in activity and produce a vast eruption, or it could die down.”