Residents of the Pacific island of Hawaii have been informed to prepare for the worst, as volcanic activity in the area has yet to reach its peak.
A number of homes have already been destroyed, and almost 1,900 people had to be evacuated in the aftermath of Mount Kilauea’s eruption.
Scientists have warned that a lava pool formed at the mount’s summit is slowly seeping downwards, where it will eventually drip into the molten magma running underneath the volcano. This might cause the super-heated lava to burst back into the surface in fast-flowing rivers that may cause major devastation around the island.
President Donald Trump has declared the island a disaster zone.