Four people had to be taken to the medical centre by ambulance, including a woman in her twenties in serious condition with a broken femur, following this incident in the early morning. Firefighters explained that a lava explosion had covered the roof of the boat and dug a large hole while one of the boat’s balustrades was damaged, without further details.
The eruption of Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the world, has already caused the destruction of hundreds of houses since May. Kilauea is one of five volcanoes on the island of Hawaii, the largest in the archipelago.
The federal geological agency stressed on its website that “lava continues to seep at the mouth of the ocean” and that a “small island appeared” on Sunday from the fissure from which lava still gushes. It measures from 6 to 9 meters in diameter. “It is probably part of the flow of fissure 8 that enters the ocean, probably an underwater tumulus that grows underwater and has emerged at the surface of the water,” the agency said.