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
A bird rests on a wire as lava from Kilauea volcano fissure erupts on Hawaii’s Big island
A house (left hand corner) is dwarfed by massive lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano
Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean
Lava erupts and flows from a Kilauea volcano fissue
People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano
Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision
A view of Fissure 17 is seen looking southward from Hwy 132 in Hawaii
The sheer scale of the Hawaiian Kilauea volcano explosion can be seen from the air
View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano from the International Space Station
Photographers take photos of a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa
Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa
An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano
A man drives a golf cart at a golf course as an ash plume rises
Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure
A general view of half-mile long fissure ejects steam
Seismic activity at Kilauea volcano
Activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone
Lava from a fissure slowly advancing to the northeast on Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates, Hawaii
Glowing cracks in the roads have began to appear – with the gaps growing larger by the day
Lava from a robust fissure consumes a home, then threatens another
The entire north portion of Mount Kilauea’s Overlook crater