This is not that eruption. This drawing is of the steam plume that forms when the lava meets the sea, from the ongoing eruptions in Hawaii. From the National Park Service website, "The steam plume produced by lava entering the ocean contains fine lava fragments and an assortment of acid droplets."
I'm one of those people who cannot seem to get enough of the sights of natural phenomena, the shifts and events, including storms and volcanos. I'm not referring to images of destruction and loss, but the visual evidence of the energy released - the rolling, spinning, spilling, rising, and billowing force. I also find these phenomena challenging and fun to paint.