>> A disaster in slow motion on the island of Bali, as Mount Agung continues to smolder, spewing ash, toxic gas and lava high into the air. Indonesians authorities on Wednesday announced they were keeping the airport shut for a third straight day as a safety precaution for visitors. But they're struggling on another front, keeping the island's residents out of danger.
With no concrete answers to if and when the volcano could blow, thousands are refusing to leave their homes. Reuters Kanupriya Kapoor visited the village just outside the evacuation zone.>> Experts have said that it's almost impossible to predict when exactly Mount Agung will erupt. It could go on rumbling like this spewing ash, and steam, and a bit of lava for several months, or there could be a major explosive eruption soon.
Authorities have said, however, that it is important that they don't let their guard down, and people within up to ten kilometers around Mount Agung should evacuate their homes.>> About a 100,000 villagers have been ordered to leave the 6 mile area around the crater, but only around 29,000 have signed in at emergency shelters.
Meaning tens of thousands are taking their chances and waiting the disaster out at home. Meanwhile, many of those who are staying at the evacuation centers are making frequent trips back into the danger zone to check on farms and property.>>
> Sure, I'm afraid of the eruption but I have a cow there so, I'm going to get it.
>> Mount Agung last erupted back in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people and destroying villages. Scientists say if it erupts again, the explosion could spray rocks and poison gas over the entire evacuation zone within three minutes.