Friday 19 December 2014

Pictures: Volcano lava meets ocean

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A volcano on Hawaii's largest island is spilling lava into the ocean, creating a rare and spectacular fusion of steam and waves that officials said on Tuesday could attract thrill seeking visitors if it continues. Photo: Reuters
Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii. Photo: Reuters
A plume of smoke rises from the volcanic activity in Kilauea crater in Volcanoes National Park in Volcano, Hawaii. Photo: Reuters
Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii. Photo: Reuters
Officials have warned any thrill-seekers of the potentially deadly risks if they try to get too close to the area because the hardened lava can break off hurling hot water in their direction. Photo: Reuters
Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii. Photo: Reuters
Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii. Photo: Reuters
Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii. Photo: Reuters

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