Lava from fissure complex enters the ocean

Lava from fissure complex enters the ocean...

Detailed Description

Lava from the fissure complex erupting in KÄ«lauea's Lower East Rift Zone entered the ocean in late evening on May 19, 2018. The active ocean entry is producing a white "laze" plume. Laze is formed when hot lava hits the ocean sending hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air. Health hazards of laze include lung damage, and eye and skin irritation. The laze plume travels with the wind and can be a health hazards for people downwind.


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