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Inside the Storm: Lava enters the ocean from Kilauea causing toxic plumes

Lava is flowing into the ocean from Kilauea creating toxic plumes. The chemical reaction that occurs when lava reaches ocean water creates a very deadly chemical called hydrochloric acid. (Video credit: Demian Barrios / LSM)

Recently, lava began flowing into the ocean from Kilauea causing more evacuations as the toxic plume floated into the atmosphere.

The chemical reaction that occurs when lava reaches ocean water creates hydrochloric acid, which is very deadly.

In this video, a home can be seen in the background near the active lava and is close to the path of destruction.


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