Lava flows into the ocean, causes toxic plumes

ABC News' Marci Gonzalez gets an up-close look at lava flowing into the Pacific in Hawaii.
1:08 | 05/22/18

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For the first time since this volcanic emergency began here on Hawaii's big island lava. Is now pouring into the Pacific Ocean in a couple of different places if you looked down Mary conceived. He's a massive. We'll read a lot of it is going into the water and then just behind me here another point of entry one of the concerns with this is something called Lee. This easy plume that comes from a lot but going it. And it can be incredibly toxic there's hydrochloric acted in fine particles of collapsing at and the concern is the best friends that moved. Onshore and because of that and now order even more evacuations. Also additional evacuation orders in place because of concerns. With the lava flow. Some people had to be airlifted out of their communities over the weekend for more homes were destroyed. Vital up afloat and geologists say they expect even more features to open up in the coming weeks are also keeping a close side. Funny activity going on at this summit. I think he'll land volcanoes -- expect even more eruptions there potentially over the next couple of weeks. RC Gonzales ABC news on Hawaii's big time.

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