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3. Dirty Thunderstorms (1)

03 Dirty thunderstorms, aka volcanic lightning, occur when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume.

Dirty thunderstorms are a rare phenomenon, associated with large volcanic eruptions. But unusually and perhaps uniquely, they occur regularly at Sakurajima volcano in Japan, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

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4. Dirty Thunderstorms (2)

04 Dirty thunderstorms, aka volcanic lightning, occur when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume.2

A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

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