Hawaiian volcano eruption looms

Smoke rising from the crater of Pu'u 'O'o, a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on Wednesday. The crater's floor collapsed on Tuesday and since then it has kept eroding its walls and generating huge explosions of
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Smoke rising from the crater of Pu'u 'O'o, a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on Wednesday.

The crater's floor collapsed on Tuesday and since then it has kept eroding its walls and generating huge explosions of ash.

Scientists of the United States Geological Survey said magma is moving underground via the volcano's east rift zone and may erupt at any time.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2018, with the headline 'Hawaiian volcano eruption looms'. Print Edition | Subscribe