Hawaii Is Getting Bigger Thanks to This Lava Flow

July 29, 2016 - A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano reached the shore of the Pacific in the early hours of July 26 on the island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island. This spectacular footage from photographer Warren Fintz captures some of the first bits of molten rock to hit the waves. It's the first flow from the volcano to reach the ocean since 2013. As it continues, the lava will form new land on the island’s coast. The event poses no threat to local communities, but the U.S. Geological Survey warns that the area where the lava enters the ocean can be extremely hazardous for visitors.

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