by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/21/18, 10:46 am
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed lava into the ocean Sunday, creating a toxic cloud of acid and tiny glass shards. Officials warned residents and curious visitors to stay away from the coast and the rivers of lava now pouring down the sides of the mountain. The cloud drifted as far as 15 miles west of the point where the lava gushed into the ocean on the Big Island’s southern coast. Kilauea began erupting two weeks ago when fissures started opening in the ground near the mountain’s base.