Unfortunately for the residents of nearby islands, much of the plume was carried east on winds.
NASA said: “On April 10, 2021, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image showing ash reaching Barbados, 190 kilometres (120 miles) away.”
Although much of the ash was kept aloft, some of it rained back down on the ground.
Parts of St Vincent and Barbados have been covered with the fallout, which has disrupted water and food supplies.
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