Volcanic Lava Creates Plume of Smoke as It Reaches Ocean in Hawaii

Lava hitting ocean water is not a sight you see every day but it was captured on camera by volcano chasers in Hawaii on Sunday, May 20.

The lava traveled from the Leilani Estates to the coast, with part of highway 137 closed off, potentially affecting residents trying to evacuate, Hawaii News Now reported.

One man was reported to have sustained serious injuries after he was hit in the leg with a lava splatter on May 19, becoming the first person to be seriously injured since eruptions began earlier this month.

This video shows the lava after it reached the pacific ocean off the coast of Hawaii. Plumes of grey smoke and flickers of red lava are visible. Credit: Shane Turpin via Storyful