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    Cows stand in a road in an evacuated community on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., June 6, 2018

    American Land in Pacific Grows Bigger

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    The ongoing eruption of Mount Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has been changing Hawaii's landscape, turning the tropical paradise into a living hell, with rivers of lava pouring into the ocean.

    As the infamous Kilauea volcano keeps spewing lava for the third month in a row, Hawaii's Kapoho Bay has been completely filled with pasty lava oozing into the ocean, which has created 555 acres (some 2.25 square kilometers) of new land, the US Geological Survey tweeted on Tuesday.

    The ocean entry point is a hazardous area, scientists warn. "Venturing too close to an ocean entry on land or the ocean exposes you to flying debris from sudden explosive interaction between lava and water," the USGS noted.

    READ MORE: Fire River: Kilauea Volcano Continues to Erupt

    Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The latest eruption began in early May and has destroyed over 650 homes ever since.

    More than 2,000 local residents have been evacuated since the volcano started spurting lava, marking one of the most dramatic volcanic eruptions in modern times.


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