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  Amazing sights at active volcano
Updated 27 July 2004, 14.08

Lava drops into the ocean
Lava drops into the ocean
Thousands of visitors have been flocking to watch spectacular sights at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

The world's most active volcano is spitting lava into the ocean.

Thick, heavy clouds of steam cover the entire shoreline. At night, the lava drapes over the cliffs, giving off a red glow that can be seen for miles.

The lava turns into rock when it cools down. Kilauea has been erupting since 1983. Since then, more than 500 acres of land have been formed by the lava.

Kilauea is located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - a 333,000-acre site protected for its natural treasures.

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