Hawaii volcano eruption: Has Highway 137 Hawaii been hit? Lava enters sea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Hawaii volcano eruption: Has Highway 137 Hawaii been hit? Lava enters sea

MOLTEN lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sped towards major routes, threatening to cut off key evacuation roads for coastal residents - but has Highway 137 been hit yet? How far away is the lava flow?

Residents were airlifted to safety from the Puna area as new explosive eruptions caused boiling lava from two huge cracks at Fissure 20 to merge into a fast-flowing river.

One homeowner was seriously injured after being splattered with lava from the fresh eruptions as he sat on his third-floor balcony.

Janet Snyder, a spokesperson for the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii, said: "It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg,”.

She added lava spatters “can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces of spatter can kill”.

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