Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Hawaii's main coastline expanded 1.5 kilometres due to lava

 Comments
Hawaii's main coastline expanded 1.5 kilometres due to lava
Copyright
Copernicus EU
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

Hawaii’s main island coastline has extended into the sea by 1.5 kilometres following the continual eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

The eruptions, which have been ongoing since May, could be expected to continue “for months to years", according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, published 15 July.

The eruptions have forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

Satellite images released by the European Union Earth Observation Programme, Copernicus, show the newly-formed land.