Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
That sort of particle friction generates a lot of electricity. The photo is very telling, and awe inspiring.
I saw this when Mt. St. Helens was blowing off several times.It makes you feel tiny and insignificant because it is nature gone wild.Black and purple clouds belching out at incredible speed and volume with searing white lightning all around the mouth of the volcano.It's something you will never forget as long as you live.