Getting a little too close to the lava

I believe this practice of taking tour boats this close to the lava flows has been banned due to a tragic incident where people were hurt, if not killed due to a unpredictable lava explosion that occurred and hit passengers on the boat with red-hot rock.

So all we have left today are photos like this an our imagination.  There are still boat tours but they no longer go this close where you could actually feel the heat of the rock.

Hawaii: Hot Lava on the Big Island by Eli Duke is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Image may have been resized or cropped from original.


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