Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury: Hawaii volcano

The injured man was sitting on a balcony at his home when “lava spatter” – projectile molten rock – landed on him.

“It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg,” a spokeswoman for the county mayor said.

Lava spatters can weigh “as much a refrigerator”, she told Reuters.





The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted at the beginning of May, and the situation for residents has steadily been worsening.

Via BBC
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