By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun

LAVA levels in one of the world’s most active volcanoes are currently on the rise - and are showing no signs of slowing down

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Videographer / director: Marc Szeglat
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas

The lava level at one of the world's most active volcanoes is on the rise

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has seen a rise in its magma chamber in recent months with its lava lake now visible to all visitors to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Lava from Kilauea has formed a new route to the Pacific ocean, the first one in over a year

Filmmaker and volcano expert Marc Szeglat noticed the change in lava flow on his most recent visit to the island.

He said: ”Normally the level is much lower. Now the lava stands just a few metres below the rim of the pit crater in Halema'uma'u.

Flowing lava from the volcano has helped to form 500 acres of new land by the coast

“The inflation of magma was so high, that the probability of a lava overflow to the ground of Halema'uma'u was not small. A lot of magma streamed in the magma chamber below Kilauea and lifted the lava level in the crater.”

Filmaker and volcano expert, Marc Szeglat, doesn't expect there to be a big eruption anytime soon

Lava flow from the volcano has risen so much recently that it has now formed a new route into the Pacific Ocean, the first one in over a year.

Red hot lava cools as it reaches the Pacific Ocean

During its slow descent into the Pacific Ocean the lava solidifies and has added an estimated 500 acres of new land to the Hawaiian coast since 1983.

The amazing process attracts tourists from all around the world

Despite its recent activity experts do not expect a catastrophic eruption anytime soon.

Although an eruption is likely the over flow from the volcano can still cause destruction in the area

Marc said: “I think visitors of the national park must not be worried, because Kilauea is one of the best observed volcanoes on earth.

“Explosive eruptions are very rare phenomenons on volcanoes like Kilauea,” he added.

Lava in the volcano crater can now be seen from multiple places on the island due to the rising level

Although a full scale explosion is highly unlikely to occur at the volcano, over flowing lava lakes still poses a threat to local communities living on the island.

Marc Szeglat has been documenting volcanoes for more than 20 years

Marc said: “The potential for fissure eruptions and large scaled lava flows is much higher and can threaten nearby communities. In November 2014 a lava flow stopped just a few hundreds meters in front of the city Pahoa.

Kilauea is one of the best observed volcanoes in the world

“In the late 80s lava flows destroyed parts of Kalapana at the coast. Residents must always be concerned that their houses will be destroyed one day.”