Mount St. Helens erupts in 1980

by Anonymous on May. 18th, 2012

Mount St. Helens erupting
Mount St. Helens eruptingCourtesy USGS
Preceded by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Washington state's Mount St. Helens explodes with a major eruption in 1980 that flattens the surrounding forest, blankets the immediate area with mud and avalanche debris, and unleashes more than 500 million tons of ash into the air that reaches as far as Oklahoma (although traces of the ash encircle the globe). Fifty-seven people lose their lives from the eruption.

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Abbie says:

i have been to mount st. helens for a school trip and with my parents, i saw elk had made their home and the destruction the eruption caused.

posted on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 9:59pm

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