Hawaii volcano spews lava into the ocean, creating tiny shards of glass in the air

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On Sunday, lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano crossed a highway and emptied into the ocean. It’s quite a sight to behold: massive dark clouds billowing into the air. Those clouds are are a mix of steam, hydrochloric acid, and tiny shards of glass. The volcano on the Big Island has been erupting for over two weeks.

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Guest:
Janine Krippner - Volcanologist, Concord University - @janinekrippner

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or