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Kilauea Volcano Spews Lava Into The Ocean

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Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2012 10:00 PM by AlexMuller

PopSci might not be the only ones who enjoy a good disaster despite the danger. A volcano pouring lava into the ocean, for example, might be pretty impossible to resist. Hawaii tourism officials are banking on that.


The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting since 1983, but Saturday lava from its vent started flowing into the ocean. While Hawaii tourism officials expect many tourists to come see the live lava show, security workers are urging them to stay back. The lava forms new land in the ocean that is prone to collapse and could spray people as close as 100 yards away with hot water and molten chunks. Workers put up barriers during approved visiting hours so spectators can enjoy the tourist hotspot without getting seriously injured.



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Author: Guest
Posted: 2012-12-03
+6
Loved Hawaii, would love to go back again, but I think I would skip the volcano for a beautiful beach and a cold cold drink. Not too adventuous when it comes to super heated water and molten chunks of lava. Me, I'm funny that way! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2012-12-18
+1
why did this happen Reply


 

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