The eruption of the Merapi volcano in the southern Alps is about to take place and is causing major devastation to areas along the route to Italy.
The Merapi eruption is expected to last a week and is expected produce ash and ash particles to cover the entire southern Alps.
It is a serious eruption, but fortunately the ash and dust is not expected to reach the Italian cities.
The eruption of Merapi, the largest in the Meraps region, is expected within days of the end of summer.
The Merapi Volcanic Explosions Center in Ponte di Giorgio, near Naples, says the eruption is currently occurring.
The eruption is not believed to be linked to a volcanic eruption at the Tuscany volcano.
The center says it is not prepared to release any ash or ash particles.
Ponte di Tuscana, the center said, has not received any ash from Merapi.
The Italian authorities are trying to keep the local population as calm as possible as the evacuation centres are still being set up.