The Hawaii volcano eruption has continued to plague the island as it spews lava into the ocean.

Kilauea volcano has shown no signs of slowing down since it first erupted on May 3, with more than 600 homes covered in lava.

Thousands have been evacuated as a state of emergency remains in place in Hawaii.

Tourists who are caught up in the destruction have attempted to take selfies and photographs of the scene.

This has resulted in their arrest and the risk of huge fines.

Approximately 40 people have been arrested for breaking the law and entering the cordoned off zones

According to Fortune, tourists who attempt to enter zones that are restricted due to the lava flow could be fined over £5,000.

Approximately 40 people have been arrested for breaking the law and entering the cordoned off zones.

People are entering the areas in an attempt to take photographs or selfies with the lava.

The areas are blocked off due to the risk it poses to the public to enter both due to the hot lava and the dangerous gas being emitted.

Sulphur dioxide is just one of the deadly gases which can cause lung damage if inhaled.

Hawaii volcano eruption photos tourist

Hawaii volcano eruption: Tourists attempting to take photos have been arrested

In just ten days, more than a dozen people have trespassed into restricted zones.

Hawaii Governor David Ige warned officials needed stronger ways to limit access to the areas.

He said: “I find there is a need to strengthen the enforcement tools available to county and state emergency management officials in controlling public access to dangerous areas and associated evacuation efforts as a result of the failure of the public to comply with instructions and orders issued by officials.”

The speed of the lava has since picked up since the fissure 8 of the volcano continues to spew into the ocean.

Hawaii volcano eruption photos tourist

Hawaii volcano eruption: Tourists entering restricted zones have been fined or arrested

Hawaii volcano eruption photos tourist

Hawaii volcano eruption: It has been erupting since May 3

Lava flow speeds of up to 17mph have been recorded, which is faster than the average human can run.

An average person can run from 10 to 15mph, meaning people could not outrun the lava.

A state of emergency remains in place in Hawaii as more toxic gases are released.

Laze, a lava haze, has threatened civilians thanks to the steam creating volcanic glass in the air.

Vog, volcanic smog, also poses a threat due to the gas being poisonous when breathed in.

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