The eruption from Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea has seen lava oozing from the volcano in stunning, frightening pictures, but it’s also brought about quite the oddity: Falling glass.
It’s called Pele’s hair, and they’re light strands of volcanic glass that have been falling downwind from the fissure.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the glass has been accumulating within Leilani Estates, east of the volcano.
Residents have been “urged to minimize exposure to these volcanic particles, which can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash.” Drivers are also warned to not use their wipers if it falls on their windscreen, as the glass is abrasive. Read more…