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Tour boat captures spectacular images of lava flow

For the first time in nearly a year, lava is entering the ocean from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, and Hawaii News Now has video of the rare event.

Lava Ocean Tours says the lava has been entering the ocean daily since it first began again in November. The Big Island tour company shared a video, which was shot over a three day period in early December. It shows lava cascading off 40 foot cliffs into the ocean.

"We have ramped up our tours and are seeing a huge increase in the number of people booking trips," said Shane Turpin of Lava Ocean Tours.  "We have seen people from all over the world, even Hollywood actors, people from the Weather Channel and professional photographers."

Click here for the full report by WBTV News with video and a slideshow.


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