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What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii’s latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii---Lava from Hawaii s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or laze, is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been generating earthquakes and spewing lava, sulfur dioxide and ash since it began erupting in Big Island backyards on May 3. The dangers have forced at least 2,000 people to evacuate and destroyed more than

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