A volcano is an impressive sight. When they are dormant, they loom large over everything on the landscape. When they are active, they are a destructive force of nature that is without equal, raining fire and ash down on everything in site. And during the long periods when they are not erupting, they can also be rather beneficial to the surrounding environment.
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In 1980 in spokeane washington it was dark at noon as a result of the ash cloud form Mt. St .Helens eruption more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) away.
When volcanoes erupt they often spew molten rock and fragments of rock over the ground and into the air
closer to the mountain several poeple died from suffocation by the ash cloud from the initial blast
In 1815 a different indonesian volcano tambora erupted even more powerfully it blasted about 150 cubic kilometers of volcanic debrais into the atmosphere