>> A stream of lava has blocked the highway that serves as an escape route for Hawaii's coastal residents. The first known serious injury has been reported from fresh explosive eruptions. Officials say a man on a third floor balcony had his leg shattered from shin to foot when he was hit by lava splatter.
Such lava can reach a blistering 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.>> The event is unfolding still, changes are happening daily.>> Officials are warning residents living close to the lava to get out while they can, and join thousands who have already evacuated. They also warned of lays formed when lava hits the ocean to create hydrochloric acid and steam, embedded with fine glass particles.
Fountains of bright orange lava were seen spouting at least 20 feet high and spewing rivers of molten rock on Saturday. And the Hawaii Volcano Authority is warning that hotter, more viscous lava could be on the way.