About 240,000 people are expected to flee Bali’s Mount Agung precinct in eastern Indonesia with the volcano threatening to erupt at any moment.
The warning was raised to the maximum level four yesterday night, which means a hazardous eruption is imminent for the first time in 54 years.
Locals reported monkeys and snakes fleeing from the mountain.
As of 2.30pm local time (5.30pm AEST) there had been more than a dozen earthquakes on Saturday. The largest of 3.7-magnitude and at a depth of six kilometres.