Video: This Hawaiian volcano's 'fire hose of lava' is mesmerizing

Oooooooooooooo. Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh. Ouch!

Onlookers gathered in late January on a shoreline near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano for a dazzling display of nature's power.

Researchers described it as a "fire hose of lava" spewing from a cliff and into the water below.

In one video, a man recording the flow can be heard saying, "if you look real closely you got Darwin's next victims right there on the cliff," referring to a small group who dared to get too close to the lava.

Kilauea has been erupting continuously for more than 33 years.

It's one of five volcanoes that make up Hawaii's Big Island.

In October, scientists released rare, high-definition video of the volcano's gurgling lava lake.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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