(EXPRESS UK) – The Hawaii volcano could continue to erupt "for years", a United States Geological Survey report claimed this week, as new video footage emerged showing lava engulfing a major road.
The Hawaii volcano, Mount Kilauea, shows no signs of simmering down in its third month of continuous eruption, as geologists revealed there is enough magma still underground for volcanic activity to continue "for months or years".
New video footage shows a torrent of fast-moving lava flowing at over 14 miles per hour from Fissure 8 and engulfing a nearby road.
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The river of lava now covers 12.5 square miles and stretches 8 miles to the sea.
Hawaii's Big Island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent for more than 500 football pitches, local sources confirmed.