Mysterious Smiley Face Appears in Hawaiian Volcano During Eruption

Lava from the volcano’s crater reached the ocean for the first time since 2013.

ByBrian Mcbride
August 01, 2016, 5:45 AM

— -- A Hawaiian volcano was ready for its close-up.

A smiley face was spotted in the Kilauea volcano's crater during an eruption.

Mick Kalber of helicopter tour company Paradise Helicopters captured the remarkable scene.

The Kilauea volcano has been continuously erupting since 1983, making it one of the most active volcanoes in the world, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Lava from the Hawaiian volcano's Pu'u O'o crater reached the ocean for the first time since 2013.

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