- Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park.
- It is the newest threat from the Kilauea volcano, which began erupting on the US state’s Big Island, the National Park Service said.
- Scientists say lava levels in the crater are going down, meaning it might be clogging and building up for a mighty blast.
- Movement of the molten rock opened space for lava at the summit to drain underground, reducing the height of a lava lake at the summit.
- Kilauea is one of the most active volcanos in the world and one of five on the island.
- A magnitude 5 earthquake under its south flank preceded an initial eruption last week and several severe aftershocks followed.