Column: ‘O ka lauoho o Pele anei ka ‘pele’ i kohu lauoho?
By na Laiana Wong
Oct. 2, 2021
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The new eruption within Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kilauea’s summit deposited tephra downwind of the erupting vents on Wednesday. Tephra is a term that describes products of an eruption that travel through the air before being deposited. Tephra products include cinder, pumice, Pele’s Hair and Pele’s tears, which form during lava fountaining, and are light weight and can be wafted downwind with the plume.