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Pele's hair from Mauna Loa eruption

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Pele's hairs (small filaments of quenched lava) draped across older lava flow tops near the Saddle Road, just past Pu‘u Huluhulu cinder cone. These hairs were deposited many kilometers (miles) away from the active vents by the windblown eruption plume. The end of the Sharpie points to the largest hair in the image, though several smaller hairs are present above the Sharpie. USGS photo taken around 10:30 a.m. HST on 29 November 2022 by K. Lynn.


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