Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday morning shooting a plume of ash 30,000 feet into the air.  The explosion at the mountain summit came shortly after 4 a.m.   This followed two weeks of volcanic activity that sent lava flows into neighborhoods and destroyed at least 26 homes.  According to news sources, accumulations of ash were minimal.  We have been hearing and anticipating this for a few days now.  This certainly does not compare to Mt. St. Helen's which ironically blew 38 years ago tomorrow.  I remember walking up that morning from my apartment on Alderson Avenue in Billings to an ash film on my car and the streets.  10 years later I went to work in Yakima Washington which was a ground zero town for Mt. St. Helen's.  You might want to try and find video on the devastation of 38 years ago.