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This Lava Lake Looks Exactly Like The Smiling Emoji

It's lit.

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Footage taken by Tropical Visions Video of a lava lake on Kilauea volcano was posted online and people were quick to point out that the molten lava cracking through the hardened crust looked like a smiley face.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been actively erupting since 1983.

Just last week the lava flow from Kilauea's Puu Oo vent reached the ocean — and it was the first time this had happened since 2013.

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Watch the entire experience here. It's pretty amazing.

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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