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Hawaii volcano ‘fire hose’ creates stunning clash between fire & sea (VIDEOS)

Hawaii volcano ‘fire hose’ creates stunning clash between fire & sea (VIDEOS)
In a scene that evokes the fires of Mordor at Mount Doom the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii continues to pour lava into the sea through its remarkable “fire hose”, sending billowing columns of smoke and steam high into the air.

Breathtaking footage from the steep cliffs at Kamokuna shows a continuous flow of lava into the Pacific ocean. The sea hisses and boils when the scorching liquid plunges into the cold seawater, sending chunks of rock flying into the air.

The Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the world, has been regularly erupting since 1983. The famous “fire hose” lava flow appeared in the past few months, gushing for an entire month from New Year’s Eve, then pausing for several days and starting again.

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The US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory revealed in their latest report that the flow is still active and pouring into the ocean. The massive flow is coming from a lava tube that snakes along the southeast side of the island of Hawaii and makes its entry at Kamokuna.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory warned sightseers that venturing too close to the ‘fire hose’“exposes you to flying debris created by the explosive interaction between lava and water.”

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