Blistering visions of lava meeting the ocean this week in HawaiiS

It's not an uncommon sight on Hawaii's Big Island, but it's awesome every time it happens. Over the weekend, lava from Kilauea — which has been erupting constantly for nearly 30 years — found its way down to the ocean. It had to travel 7 miles over rocky terrain to get there, and here you can see the spectacular results in these photographs from Reuters' Hugh Gentry.

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Blistering visions of lava meeting the ocean this week in HawaiiS