Watch: Timelapse video of Bali’s erupting volcano

Watch: Timelapse video of Bali’s erupting volcano
By Chris Harris
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It comes as thousands of tourists are stranded at Bali’s airport, closed for a second day because of the eruption.


Frustrations are starting to boil over after Bali’s volcano kept its airport closed for a second day.

Mount Agung, which began erupting last week, has been spewing smoke and ash high into the sky over the Indonesian island.

With volcanic ash capable of damaging aeroplane engines, authorities took the decision to close Bali’s airport.

It’s meant the cancellation of hundreds of flights, leaving thousands of tourists stranded.

The airport will be closed until at least 7am local time on Wednesday.

Frustration was starting to mount at the airport as an estimated 2,000 people attempted to get refunds and reschedule tickets.

"There are thousands of people stranded here at the airport," said Nitin Sheth, a tourist from India. "They have to go to some other airport and they are trying to do that, but the government or authorities here are not helping."

Others were more relaxed.

"No, there’s not a lot of information ... very little. (But) it’s alright. We’re on holidays so it doesn’t matter. We don’t know what’s going to happen but we can get back to the bar and have another drink," said Matthew Radix from Perth.

It comes as authorities try to persuade villages living near the volcano to evacuate, warning an eruption is imminent.

Authorities said 100,000 people had been told to get out of an 8-10 kilometre exclusion zone around the crater.

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