A closer view of where lava is entering the sea along a 1.1-km- (0....

A closer view of where lava is entering the sea along a 1.1-km- (0....

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A closer view of where lava is entering the sea along a 1.1-km- (0.7-mi-) wide section of the coastline. There is no evidence that high surf from Hurricane Madeline had any impact on the lava deltas that have formed, and continue to grow, at the ocean entries. Discoloration of the ocean water is caused by fragments of volcanic glass, which are produced when hot lava enters cool seawater and shatters into tiny pieces that are carried by currents along the shore.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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