Flying 'lava bomb' injures 13 off coast of Hawaii's big island

Flying 'lava bomb' injures 13 off coast of Hawaii's big island
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  • calendar-gray 17 July 2018

Over a dozen people sustained injuries following a lava explosion in Hawaii that sent rocks flying through the air at a tour boat near the coast of the Big Island, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

 

According to fire officials on the Big Island, a "lava bomb" pierced the roof of a small tour boat and made a large hole in it. 

 

About 52 people were aboard the boat when the incident happened: 49 tourists and three crew members, Hawaii News Now reports.

 

Since May 3, the Kilauea volcano has erupted on a semi-regular basis. The volcano is considered one of the most active of the volcanoes that created the five main Hawaiian islands.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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