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Video Of Lava Cooling And Melting Is As Relaxing As It Is Mesmerizing

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

A river of lava has been gushing from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, flowing over a nearby cliff into the ocean. When the molten rock cools, it creates an ash-colored, rippled surface.

Watching the lava flow and cool is fascinating and even calming — from a reasonable distance.

As the lava pours into the ocean, its extreme heat can cause explosions that send debris flying.