With a whole entire weekend off and nice weather, why not hike around Mt St Helens?! The Loowit Trail circles Mount St. Helens in 30 miles. Easily powered through in a weekend! It drops into and climbs out of deep gullies eroded by the eruption and debris flows of St. Helens in 1980. The hike is challenging......
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Supervolcanoes capable of unleashing hundreds of times the amount of magma that was expelled during the Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980 are found in populated areas around the world, including the western United States. A new study is providing insight into what may happen when one of these colossal entities explodes. read more
You might not think the middle of Oregon is volcano central, but over the last 5,000 years, it really is. The post Mount St. Helens Has Nothing on Its Little-Known Neighbors appeared first on WIRED.
By Michael Lanza More than three decades after it erupted, Mount St. Helens has become one of the most sought-after summits in the country—for good reason. Hikers on the standard Monitor Ridge route, on the mountain’s south side, begin in … Continue reading ?
Watch a gray wasteland turn green...in just a few decades.
Huge Alaskan geological incident the biggest since Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Tyndall glacier (Photo: NPS/Jacob W. Frank) Back in October, 200 million tons of rock slid down a valley and onto a glacier in an isolated part of eastern Alaska. It was the largest landslide in North America since Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary
Contrary to what you might have read in the media, St. Helens doesn't have "new" magma chambers and it isn't any closer to an eruption. The post No, Mount St. Helens Doesn’t Have New Magma Chambers appeared first on WIRED.
It seems that there is more than meets the eye where Mount St. Helens is concerned, as this famous volcano that made news headlines in 1980 due to an eruption, in addition to a reawakening in the mid-00s, has something interesting going on underneath the mountain. Show More Summary
Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?
Many people in the Pacific Northwest watch Mount St. Helens with anticipation, wondering if it will erupt again. Fortunately for those in the area, it seems that scientists may have found a new way to predict if the volcano is nearing eruption. Show More Summary
Seattle Times: An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale struck Southwest Washington about 11 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens on Thursday afternoon, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Washington Emergency Management said there were "no reports of being felt." [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Mount St. Helens and Mount Rushmore have Native American names, too…
Mount St. Helens is a bit of a wasteland. It's gray, barren—as alien as anywhere else on Earth. Its flanks are loose piles of decomposed volcanic rock and sandy scree. Climbers are advised to pack masks to protect against short-lived clouds of volcanic dust that may arise as the result of steam and ash plumes. Show More Summary
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Early data collected in a pioneering effort to map the inner workings of Mount St. Helens have provided promising initial insights, 35 years after a massive eruption by the Washington state volcano killed at least 57 people, scientists said on Monday.
It’s been 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted in the deadliest volcanic eruption in U.S. history, but if what a Washington college professor claims is true, the volcano may become famous for something even bigger – the location where definitive proof of the existence of Bigfoot...
The disastrous 1980 eruption of Mount St. Heavens was just one chapter in the history of the volcano.
After the blast destroyed 230 square miles of forest, a new ecosystem emerged - often more vibrant and diverse than before
This satellite image of Washington’s Mount St. Helens comes courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory, which notes that tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption and subsequent landslide, which killed 57 people. Scientists still keep a close watch on the site from both the air and ground. Read more...