What happens when molten lava from a volcano meets the ocean

A boat full of tourists were just inches away from molten lava as it spewed into the sea after a volcano erupted in Hawaii.

The onlookers braved the choppy seas and deadly eruptions taking place at the Kamokuna lava delta since its collapse on December 31.

They were stunned when a red hot stream of 1,000c lava suddenly burst through the side of the black rock.

Breathtaking footage shows the ”once-in-a-lifetime” natural phenomenon as hot rock pours into the sea – solidifying and producing thick clouds of steam as it hits the sea.

Tour operator captain Shane Turpin, who shot the footage with guests on his Lava Ocean Tours ship, said, “This was a real rare sight as the guests watched in awe”.

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