The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169570   Message #4099062
Posted By: leeneia
24-Mar-21 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Stilly, I think your ten-yard dumpster is a good measure of volume. People are familiar with it.
One day when we were on Stromboli, the volcano was sending a murky gray cloud right into the town. We went into a pizza restaurant, and thought to myself, "This table still has crumbs on it." But on closer examination, the crumbs were tiny bits of lava from out of the cloud. I photographed them.

I suppose, though, that it's the gases from the cloud (including H2S) that are bad for the lungs. The same thing applies in Iceland.