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Lava is creating more Hawai'i. It's also forming corrosive acid mist.

What happens when lava from the Kilauea eruption enters the ocean.
Lava flows from Kīlauea

Lava flows from Kīlauea.

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here is something special and awe-inspiring about watching new land form. This is what is now happening in Hawai’i as its . Lava is reaching the ocean and building land while producing spectacular plumes of steam. These eruptions are hugely important for the creation of new land. But they are also dangerous. Where the lava meets the ocean, corrosive acid mist is produced and glass particles are shattered and flung into the air. Volcanic explosions can also hurl

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