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New lava stream reaches Pacific Ocean

After crossing Highway 137, laze rises as lava hits the ocean during the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii. 


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After crossing Highway 137, laze rises as lava hits the ocean during the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

After crossing Highway 137, laze rises as lava hits the ocean during the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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An explosion occurs as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. 

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An explosion occurs as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

An explosion occurs as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.

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A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. REUTERS/Marco...more

A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile string of fissures 25 miles down its east flank.


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Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile string of fissures 25 miles down its east flank. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile string of fissures 25 miles down its east flank. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Spectators aboard a tour boat watch as lava hits the ocean  near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Spectators aboard a tour boat watch as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Spectators aboard a tour boat watch as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Geologists said that after three weeks of escalating activity, Kilauea volcano has entered a "steady state" of eruption.

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Geologists said that after three weeks of escalating activity, Kilauea volcano has entered a "steady state" of eruption. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Geologists said that after three weeks of escalating activity, Kilauea volcano has entered a "steady state" of eruption. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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While a roughly 10-square-mile (26-sq-km) area of the Puna district has been ravaged, authorities stressed the eruption was having limited effects on the Connecticut-sized island that is a major tourist destination.


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While a roughly 10-square-mile (26-sq-km) area of the Puna district has been ravaged, authorities stressed the eruption was having limited effects on the Connecticut-sized island that is a major tourist destination. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

While a roughly 10-square-mile (26-sq-km) area of the Puna district has been ravaged, authorities stressed the eruption was having limited effects on the Connecticut-sized island that is a major tourist destination. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Lava pours into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. 


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Lava pours into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Lava pours into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Down on the east flank of the volcano, six fissures re-erupted in lava fountains, as volcanic activity moved west towards Highway 130. 

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Down on the east flank of the volcano, six fissures re-erupted in lava fountains, as volcanic activity moved west towards Highway 130. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Down on the east flank of the volcano, six fissures re-erupted in lava fountains, as volcanic activity moved west towards Highway 130. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Laze rises as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. 

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Laze rises as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Laze rises as lava hits the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Up at Kilauea's 4,091-foot summit, at least 12 explosions a day on average are pumping ash plumes thousands of feet  into the sky.

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Up at Kilauea's 4,091-foot summit, at least 12 explosions a day on average are pumping ash plumes thousands of feet into the sky. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Up at Kilauea's 4,091-foot summit, at least 12 explosions a day on average are pumping ash plumes thousands of feet into the sky. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Lava pours into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. 

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Lava pours into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Lava pours into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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Laze rises as lava hits the ocean during the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii. 


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Laze rises as lava hits the ocean during the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Laze rises as lava hits the ocean during the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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