As reported by CNN, during a Friday morning flight, a Hawaii Volcano Observatory crew noticed a lava-made island that that is located just feet from the Big Island. According to the United States Geological Survey, the island is 20-30 feet in diameter and if the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano stays active, it will likely eventually connect to the coastline.
The island appeared through a common process known as tumulus – where lava flow extends underwater and rises to the surface due to underwater pressure.
Kilauea is still active and has destroyed 671 homes since May 3, 2018, according to United Press International.
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