"Mount Agung is entering a critical phase", Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said in a statement issued on September 26 after the government raised the status of the 3,031-meter-high volcano on September 22 following an increase in volcanic activity.
The mountain, 72 kilometres (45 miles) to the northeast of the tourist hotspot of Kuta, is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia. Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest level, as almost 50,000 villagers around the mountain evacuated their homes.
The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management declared a 12-kilometer exclusion zone around the volcano.
The government's humanitarian assistance plan will see the distribution of hundreds of thousands of face masks.
Local authorities reassured tourists that it was not unsafe to visit the island, and Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport continued to operate normally.
The evacuees are taking shelters in more than 300 places in 9 districts and towns, said Sutopo.
Indonesia is made of thousands of islands and is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes, what geologists call seismic upheaval.
Economic slowdown, lack of jobs to dominate BJP executive meet
Former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane, who has quit the Congress , met BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday. Jaitley also said that the Prime Minister will announce an important scheme for the poor at 6:30 pm on Monday.
"The mountain has not erupted until now".
In a televised news conference, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said "the highest priority is the safety of our people" and urged those around Mount Agung to follow the instructions of authorities.
In 1963, the last time Agung blew its top, some 1,100 people died. That event was preceded by an increased frequency in earthquakes.
Mount Agung volcano is seen in Amed, Bali on September 26.
Tremors around Bali's Mount Agung have been steadily increasing, indicating an even higher chance of an eruption.
Seminyak, where she is staying, is about 70km away from Mount Agung.
"We hope this time it will not be that big, but we need to be prepared for the worst case scenario and prioritise vigilance", Kasbani told Metro TV.