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Horrifying Pictures of Hawaii Lava Entering Pacific Ocean

World | Associated Press | May 22, 2018, 11:24 am
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 Lava from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began few weeks ago. (Image: AP)

Lava from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began few weeks ago. (Image: AP)

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 Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea. Molten rocks are entering ocean at about 300 yards (274 meters) per hour. (Image: Reuters)

Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea. Molten rocks are entering ocean at about 300 yards (274 meters) per hour. (Image: Reuters)

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 Scientists say the older lava is likely from magma that Kilauea has been storing underground since the volcano last erupted in 1955. (Image: Reuters)

Scientists say the older lava is likely from magma that Kilauea has been storing underground since the volcano last erupted in 1955. (Image: Reuters)

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 The flows accelerated after newer lava began emerging from the ground late last week. (Image: Reuters)

The flows accelerated after newer lava began emerging from the ground late last week. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawaii lava enters Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Hawaii lava enters Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Steam and volcanic gases rise as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Steam and volcanic gases rise as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawaii lava enters Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Hawaii lava enters Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hawaii lava enters Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Hawaii lava enters Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. (Image: Reuters)

Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. (Image: Reuters)

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 People are seen capturing the moment on their cameras. (Image: Reuters)

People are seen capturing the moment on their cameras. (Image: Reuters)

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 Steam and volcanic gases rise as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Steam and volcanic gases rise as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava entering Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Lava entering Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava entering Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Lava entering Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Pahoa. (Image: Reuters)

Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Pahoa. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

Lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean. (Image: Reuters)

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 Resulting white plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass in the sky over Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Resulting white plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass in the sky over Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 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. (Image: AP)

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. (Image: AP)

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 The molten rock formed rivers that bisected forests and farms as it meandered toward the coast. (Image: AP)

The molten rock formed rivers that bisected forests and farms as it meandered toward the coast. (Image: AP)

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

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

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

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

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 A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Raylene Lerum and Maj. Ryan Morrisey of the U.S. National Guard survey damage in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Raylene Lerum and Maj. Ryan Morrisey of the U.S. National Guard survey damage in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Cracks in Highway 130, outlined on orange paint, in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Cracks in Highway 130, outlined on orange paint, in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava continues to overrun Hookupu Street. (Image: AP)

Lava continues to overrun Hookupu Street. (Image: AP)

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 Lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor takes pictures as volcanic gases are emitted into the air in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A visitor takes pictures as volcanic gases are emitted into the air in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A lava flow advancing down a road is seen from less than 10 feet away in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A lava flow advancing down a road is seen from less than 10 feet away in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 An evacuee carries a case of water at a makeshift donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

An evacuee carries a case of water at a makeshift donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Volunteers and evacuees hold in hands while praying before serving dinner at a makeshift donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Volunteers and evacuees hold in hands while praying before serving dinner at a makeshift donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava burns across a road as an offering to the volcano goddess lies in the foreground in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava burns across a road as an offering to the volcano goddess lies in the foreground in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Staff sergeant Jake Kiyohiro of the Hawaii National Guard takes gas readings at Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii island. (Image: AP)

Staff sergeant Jake Kiyohiro of the Hawaii National Guard takes gas readings at Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii island. (Image: AP)

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 A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A lava flow moves across Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Gas and steam rising from multiple fissures on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Gas and steam rising from multiple fissures on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 USGS scientists monitoring the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Leilani Estates walk past spatter that erupted from a fissure on Leilani Avenue. (Image: AP)

USGS scientists monitoring the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Leilani Estates walk past spatter that erupted from a fissure on Leilani Avenue. (Image: AP)

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 Lava creeps onto the pavement on Luana Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava creeps onto the pavement on Luana Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava continues to overrun property along Hookupu Street in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava continues to overrun property along Hookupu Street in Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A fissure erupts near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A fissure erupts near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A lava flow sits on the lawn of a home in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A lava flow sits on the lawn of a home in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 At the peak of its activity, large bubble bursts occurred at one spot, lower left, in the fissure while spattering was present in other portions. (Image: AP)

At the peak of its activity, large bubble bursts occurred at one spot, lower left, in the fissure while spattering was present in other portions. (Image: AP)

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 A structure is seen atop the 1990 lava flow from Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, in Kalapana, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A structure is seen atop the 1990 lava flow from Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, in Kalapana, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava creeps across the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava creeps across the road in the Leilani Estates subdivision, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A street destroyed by lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A street destroyed by lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A street destroyed by lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A street destroyed by lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 A fissure erupts near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estate in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A fissure erupts near the intersection of Kahukai Street and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estate in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Steam and sulfur rises from cracks in Moku Street at the head of a driveway in Leilani Estates, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Steam and sulfur rises from cracks in Moku Street at the head of a driveway in Leilani Estates, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)