About 200 villagers are still refusing to leave the area of Mount Merapi despite the lava that is continuing to flow down the volcano.
Local workers watch the smoke billowing out of the volcano which is located near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Most villagers are still going about their daily business, intent on staying at their homes with their personal belongings.
Although some villagers have decided to stay at their homes near the volcano, many have evacuated to refugee camps in Central Java.
Farmers who work near the base of the mountain, are now faced with the problem that their fields are buried under ash.
Tourists in Indonesia watch and wait for any signs of intensifying action.