See A Smiling Volcano In One Of Hawaii's Largest Islands

Aug 02, 2016 10:44 PM EDT

It brings great joy to see nature giving us a quirky smile in the most obvious manner. Amidst the fiery volcanic eruption, mother nature simply smiled at us through a volcano.

Late last week, a helicopter tour company named Paradise Helicopters captured the sight of the volcano smiling over-80-foot-deep crater during an ongoing eruption.

The volcano pictures and videos have gone viral over the internet as it made many people smile. This place where the volcano eruption has been happening has attracted many hikers and continues to do so since there is no possible threat. This time, the hikers have been able to capture a close view of the flowing lava into the ocean.

This volcano was formed about 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. Until now, it has never gone into a period of dormancy. The volcano has always been active as it slowly gave out lava onto its surface for a period of about three decades. 

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The volcano has been erupting since the 1983, according to the United States Geological Survey, and this is the first time after July 26, 2013 that the lava reached the Pacific Ocean after travelling for nearly six miles.

The volcano's name is "Hawaii's Kilauea," which is one of the world's most active volcanos, and is also one that has attracted many tourists and photographers. People are planning to get a close view of the lava that is flowing. However, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) advises them to carry a good amount of water and to be prepared for the immense heat that will be generated. The temperature in the place might go to about 100-plus degrees, and so precaution must be taken by hikers before they get close. The image of the smiling volcano was captured by Mick Kalber of Paradise Helicopters.

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