Fountain of Lava Spews at Fissure 20 Near Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Lava from the Kilauea volcanic fissures in Hawaii’s district of Puna reached the ocean late on Sunday, May 20.

The lava traveled from the Leilani Estates to the coast, with part of highway 137 closed off, potentially affecting residents trying to evacuate, Hawaii News Now reported.

One man was reported to have sustained serious injuries after he was hit in the leg with a lava splatter on May 19, becoming the first person to be seriously injured since eruptions began earlier this month.

This video shows lava fountains beside a dark molten landscape at fissure 20 on May 19. Credit: USGS via Storyful