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Look how close people are getting to this lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

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People are getting a little too close for comfort to the lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano into the Pacific Ocean. 

According to CNN, the 6.5 mile-long lava flow has been making its way down the south flank of Kilauea since May, but Tuesday morning it finally reached the ocean. 

The U.S. Geological Service said the lava creates huge plumes of steam as it pours into the Pacific and begins cooling into rock. 

USGS even released a list of risks associated with getting too close.  

Kanoa Jones told CNN he's started giving boat tours, taking people to see the lava pour into the ocean. 

"Sometimes, if the lava's flowing heavy when it hits the water it could explode, but usually it's really mellow," he told CNN. 


Others have even hiked to get a closer look at the lava, but the USGS warns that getting too close can be extremely dangerous and in some cases deadly. 

The agency said the Kilauea Volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983, but the lava hasn't reached the ocean until now. 

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