Hawaii volcano shows ‘smiley face’ during eruption (Viral video)

By on August 2, 2016
Hawaii volcano shows 'smiley face' during eruption (Viral video)

A videographer has captured a stunning image of volcano eruption in Hawaii which clearly looks like a smiley face.

The Kilauea volcano was spotted making a mysterious smiley face during its eruption. Mick Kalber of helicopter tour company Paradise Helicopters was lucky enough to take a video of the strange and exciting scene. He later shared the video on a Vimeo post stating the face “announces a gorgeous new ocean entry of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii!”

“The Volcano Goddess Pele’s new flow covered the nearby road and moved quickly to the coast for the first time in three years…visitors flock to the eruption for a once-in-a-lifetime up-close view of red hot active lava!”

The tourists weren’t the only ones amazed at the spectacular scene. Images of the “smiling” volcano have been making a fuss on social media too. Others were happy to hear about the grinning volcano.

The grinning Kilauea volcano has been erupting since 1983, making it the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaii.

Without warning, lava from the volcano’s Pu’u O’o crater finally reached the sea for the first time since 2013, enticing tourists on seeing something that usually doesn’t happen everyday.

Although volcanic eruptions are prone to safety risks which include flying debris and irritation of the eyes, skin, and lungs, that didn’t hinder Derek Scott, a thrilled 16-year-old from Canada.

In an interview with Hawaii Tribune-Herald he said it was “really cool.”

“I’ve never actually seen it that close by. The heat that radiates off the body when you’re that close to it is amazing,” he proclaimed.

Nevertheless, the US Geological Survey has warned visitors about the safety risks of being too near the erupting the volcano.

Laura F. Nixon

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