Hawaii officials warn of danger of ‘laze’ as Kilauea volcano lava reaches Pacific Ocean

Lava erupts on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, US, May 19, 2018. Picture: REUTERS

HONOLULU – Lava from the volcano erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island reached the Pacific Ocean for the first time Saturday night, creating fears of an effect referred to as “laze.” Laze is a phenomenon which occurs when lava enters into sea water. According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, it can produce a “gas plume that […]

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