Helicopter stirs ash while trying to land in devastated area

Helicopter stirs up ash while trying to land in the devastated area...

Detailed Description

For weeks volcanic ash covered the landscape around the volcano and for several hundred miles downwind to the east. Noticeable ash fell in eleven states. The total volume of ash (before its compaction by rainfall) was approximately 0.26 cubic mile (1.01 cubic kilometers), or, enough ash to cover a football field to a depth of 150 miles (240 kilometers).


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