Hawaii tourist attraction collapses, The hot lava meeting the cool water caused a highly corrosive plume of hydrochloric acid, resulting in the temporary closure of airspace 1,000 feet above the island while the US National Park Service secured the region.
A huge chunk of Hawaii’s famous Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean on New Year’s Eve. Twenty-two acres of the 26-acre ocean entry crashed into sea, taking the viewing platform along with it ‒ and was nearly disastrous for five tourists.
The lava delta, which is within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, began collapsing around 2pm local time on New Year’s Eve, causing an explosion of steam and a shower of volcanic rock to burst into the air.
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