Deadlier Consequences On cards: Hawaii Lava Hits Pacific Ocean
May 21 , 2018
Hawaii dwellers have other worries coming up as laze is forming. Laze is made from the combination of the words lava and haze. This deadly product is formed when the lava enters the ocean, sending volcanic glass particles and hydrochloric acid into the air. Now there are real threats as according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), on the late Saturday night, lava crossed Highway 137 and entered the Pacific Ocean.
Laze is a nasty gas mixture which can cause irritation in eyes, skin, and lungs. This has proved fatal in the past. As reported by HVO "This hot, corrosive gas mixture caused two deaths immediately adjacent to the coastal entry point in 2000 when seawater washed across recent and active lava flows."