Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

HAWAII’S Kilauea volcano continues to wreak havoc across Big Island, pouring molten hot lava across Big Island and into the sea creating a deadly volcanic haze, while the crater erupts shooting massive plumes of ash and ballistic blocks the size of cars into the air.

The volcano took an even deadlier turn over the weekend, when lava from the 22 open fissures finally hit the ocean, creating a volcanic haze, or ‘laze’.

Laze is a mix of hydrochloric acid fumes, steam and tiny specks of volcanic glass. It is created when lava reacts with sea water, and can reach 1,093 degrees Celsius (2,000 degrees Fahrenheit).

Here are some pictures that depict the devastating effect of the volcano.

 

Lava erupts and flows from a Kilauea volcano fissure, towards the Pacific Ocean, on Hawaii’s Big island

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

A bird rests on a wire as lava from Kilauea volcano fissure erupts on Hawaii’s Big island

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

A house (left hand corner) is dwarfed by massive lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Lava erupts and flows from a Kilauea volcano fissue

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

A view of Fissure 17 is seen looking southward from Hwy 132 in Hawaii

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

The sheer scale of the Hawaiian Kilauea volcano explosion can be seen from the air

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano from the International Space Station

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Photographers take photos of a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

A man drives a golf cart at a golf course as an ash plume rises

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

A general view of half-mile long fissure ejects steam

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Seismic activity at Kilauea volcano

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Lava from a fissure slowly advancing to the northeast on Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates, Hawaii

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Glowing cracks in the roads have began to appear – with the gaps growing larger by the day

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

Lava from a robust fissure consumes a home, then threatens another

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

The entire north portion of Mount Kilauea’s Overlook crater

Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest pictures of Kilauea volcano eruption

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