Dramatic footage captured near Hawaii's erupting volcano Kilauea shows rivers of lava create a corrosive cloud of muriatic acid as they crash into the ocean near the lower East Rift Zone.
Hawaii volcano Kilauea has mercilessly spewed rivers of molten lava across the archipelago's Big Island for over 40 days.
Eerie footage from the US Geological Survey (USGS) captured the moment the seething magma caused a steaming explosion – also known as a tephra jet – near the oceanfront.
The video also shows heavy gusts of snow being released once the water touches the molten-hot lava,
USGS warned that lava flows from Fissure 8 remains a major concern as it channels along the south-east end of Big Island, turning into a corrosive cloud of muriatic acid and small glass particles as it hits the sea.