ash shower

ash shower

[′ash ‚shau̇·ər]
(geology)
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Although the eruptions rarely cause damage, the local population does have to live with the ash showers that follow the events.
Nevertheless, small rocks and ash showered homes in the nearby villages of Zafferana Etnea and Milo.
A plan for evacuation had been announced when ash showered down on the worst-hit city, Armero.