WATCH: Volcano smiley face captured on video in Hawaii
A helicopter tour company gave people a great show when it flew over a volcano in Hawaii that appeared to have a smiley face.
The lava lake, in Pu’u’O’o crater, has two circular bubbles of lava making their way to the surface, along with a crack that, together, looks like a smiling face.
The video was captured by Mick Kalber of Paradise Helicopters.
The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting since 1983, making it one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
In 2014, lava from the volcano made its way to Pahoa, a nearby town, forcing some residents to leave their homes.
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The volcano continues to be a popular tourist destination, though the U.S. Geological Survey continues to warn tourists looking to venture near the new ocean flow of lava that conditions could be dangerous due to flying debris and unstable land. As well, when the lava enters the ocean, it “creates an acidic plume laden with fine volcanic particles that can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.”
Kilauea is located on the big island of Hawaii in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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