Lava in Hawai’i is reaching the ocean, creating new land but also corrosive acid mist

A newly formed lava delta is an unstable beast, and it can collapse without warning. This can trap water within the hot rock, leading to violent steam-driven explosions that can hurl metre-sized blocks up to 250 metres. Explosions occur because when the water turns to steam it suddenly expands to around 1,700 times its original volume. Waves of scalding water can also injure people who are too close. People have died and been seriously injured during lava delta collapses

Source: Lava in Hawai’i is reaching the ocean, creating new land but also corrosive acid mist

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Sounds dangerous as Hades!

I sure wouldn’t be hang over edges to snap selfies.  Sounds like a sure way to win a Darwin Award!

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