Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane

Hawaii resident Darryl Clinton is lucky enough to wiggle his toes following the impact of what officials are calling a “lava bomb” that shattered his leg last week

US Geological Survey (USGS) released the video of the flames emerging from cracks on Kahukai Street in Leilani Estates, which was devastated by the volcano eruption in May.

Kilauea is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, connected to the southern region of Puna, which is a few miles north of the coast.

Clinton says he was on the roof of a home, helping to put out fires caused by flying rocks, when an explosion a couple hundred yards away launched a lava bomb that hit him above the ankle. And once ignited, it produces a blue flame, the USGS said.

US Geological Survey scientist Jim Kauahikaua (COW-ah-hee-COW-ah) told reporters it's just the second time he's ever seen blue flames during an eruption.

Some lava over the weekend began flowing into the ocean and generated plumes of lava haze.

Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure flows past trees downed by lava, as it flows toward the Pacific Ocean, on Hawaii's Big Island, on Monday, May 21, near Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Authorities are urging people to stay away from areas where lava meets the ocean because of its hazards.

To make matters worse, there's the laze that forms when the 2,000-degree lava hits the cooler sea water, releasing a cloud of hydrochloric acid steam.

Laze can cause lung, eye and skin irritation.

Thousands of Big Island residents who were living near the lava flows have already evacuated the area to escape the lava flows and noxious sulfur dioxide gases rising from the vents. Days later, after several small earthquakes, the magma pushed its way back to the surface on the east side of the island's Leilani Estates neighbourhood, creating the first of many fissures to come.

Hunt said the property has been in the neighbor's family since 1991 and the couple moved into the home right before they had their two children, but now it seems they'll never be able to call this place home again.

"I was actually in the house and the bombs had waned to a point where they were nearly nonexistent at this point on Saturday morning", Clinton, who was helping look after homes in the area, explained.

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