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Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Enters Pacific Ocean
 
Lava from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began few weeks ago

Lava from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began few weeks ago

Resulting white plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass in the sky over Hawaii.

Resulting white plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass in the sky over Hawaii.

Authorities warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater.

Authorities warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater.

Further upslope, lava continued to gush out of large cracks in the ground that formed in residential neighborhoods in a rural part of the Big Island.

Further upslope, lava continued to gush out of large cracks in the ground that formed in residential neighborhoods in a rural part of the Big Island.

The molten rock formed rivers that bisected forests and farms as it meandered toward the coast.

The molten rock formed rivers that bisected forests and farms as it meandered toward the coast.

The rate of sulfur dioxide gas shooting from the ground fissures tripled, leading Hawaii County to repeat warnings about air quality.

The rate of sulfur dioxide gas shooting from the ground fissures tripled, leading Hawaii County to repeat warnings about air quality.

At the volcano

At the volcano's summit, two explosive eruptions unleashed clouds of ash. Winds carried much of the ash toward the southwest.

 
 
 
 
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