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Volcano sends 'lavaberg' floating off to sea

Tourists travelling in a boat were surprised by lava from Hawaii's fissure floating in the sea on Monday.

Video of the floating lava was posted on social media on Tuesday and has since garnered at least 16,000 views.

Social media user, Joshua Burbank, who filmed the video captioned "One of the strangest things I've seen this week. It's a lavaberg, the size of a van, floating in the sea!"

Kilauea's eruption began around six weeks ago, devastating Hawaii's Big Island. The volcano has destroyed hundreds of houses and has led to the evacuation of entire communities.

Around two dozen fissures have opened on the volcano's flanks since it started, and experts say so far, there is no end in sight.

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