Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Spews Lava Into the Pacific Ocean

Cooling off: Huge plumes of steam are created as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows
Cooling off: Huge plumes of steam are created as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows

Thrill-seekers are flocking to the Hawaii coast, where lava is flowing from the Kilauea Volcano into the Pacific Ocean for the first time since 2013.

The lava stream spanned 6.5 miles when it reached the water on Tuesday morning, CNN reports. The flow started in May.

Plumes of steam can be seen rising from the coast as the lava crashes into the water and begins cooling into rock.

Janet Babb, a spokeswoman for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that it is impossible to predict exactly how long the stream will last. Kilauea has been active since 1983.

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SOURCE: The Huffington Post, Steven Hoffer