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How a Large Enough Volcanic Eruption Could Threaten All Human Life on Earth

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Volcanic eruptions like Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, and Mount Vesuvius have had devastating impacts on large areas of the world, but Real Life Lore looks at how large a volcanic eruption would have to be to threaten all human life on Earth in “Can a Volcano Destroy the World?” Volcanoes get pretty strong, but strong […]

Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Permanently Protected Near Mount St. Helens

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its conservation partners permanently protected and opened access to 1,453 acres of wildlife and riparian habitat in southwest Washington. This post Wildlife, Riparian Habitat Permanently Protected Near Mount St. Helens appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Mount St. Helens Earthquake Swarms Hint At Imminent Eruption

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported a disquieting level of seismic activity below the infamous Mount St. Helens in Washington State. The volcano erupted in an extremely violent explosion in 1980, killing 57 people and thousands of livestock. Now, the USGS has detected over 120...

There isn’t any lava beneath Mount St. Helens — here’s where scientists think it comes from

Scientists are baffled as to where Mount St. Helens gets its lava from. Though the volcano is part of a cluster of volcanoes known as the North American Cascade Arc, it doesn't sit atop a magma chamber.  Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

A Swarm of Earthquakes Shakes Mount St. Helens

A small earthquake swarm hits Mount St. Helens again while Shiveluch in Russia blows its top. The post A Swarm of Earthquakes Shakes Mount St. Helens appeared first on WIRED.

Passenger Vehicle Emissions In US Comparable To A Mt. St Helens Eruption Every 3 Days

Since the Mount St Helens eruption produced 10 million tons of CO2, this means that passenger vehicles in the USA alone emit as much CO2 as a Mt St. Helens eruption happening somewhere in America every 3 days. The transportation sector...Show More Summary

US Passenger Vehicle Emissions Comparable To 1980 Mt. St Helens Eruption Occurring Every 3 Days

The USGS estimates that 10 million tons of CO2 was released over the 9 hour eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. That's a pretty huge number, but passenger vehicles in the USA alone emit as much CO2 as a Mt St. Helens eruption happening somewhere in America every 3 days. US Passenger Vehicle Emissions Comparable To 1980 Mt. Show More Summary

Scientists are just starting to understand how Mount St. Helens works

Scientists are baffled as to where Mount St. Helens gets its lava from. Though the volcano is part of a cluster of volcanoes known as the North American Cascade Arc, it doesn't sit atop a large magma chamber.  Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Geophysics: Volcano sneaks in magma sideways

3 months agoAcademics : Nature

The Mount St Helens volcano in the United States has crooked plumbing. Rather than sitting above the magma source that feeds it, the mountain is off to one side.A major eruption in 1980 saw 57 people killed by the volcano, which is in Washington

The Deadly Mystery Beneath Mount St. Helens

On May 18, 1980, Washington state’s Mt. St. Helens erupted in what would become the deadliest and most destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the continental United States. The resulting explosion cost fifty-seven people their lives and destroyed an estimated $1 billion USD worth of infrastructure....

Mount St Helens Is Getting Weird(er)!--"It's Magma Source a Mystery"

Mount St. Helens is pretty unusual,” said Steve Hansen, about the volcano responsible for the deadliest eruption in US history, which appears to be stealing its fire from somewhere else. Hansen, a geoscientist at the University of New Mexico and...

Beneath Mount St. Helens, a Heart of (Cold) Stone

Mount St. Helens already stands out as one of the most active volcanoes in the Cascade Arc and the deadliest in the US, since its 1980 eruption claimed nearly 60 lives. It's also an outlier in a literal sense, sitting 30 miles west of the volcanoes that neatly line the...

Researchers find evidence for a cold, serpentinized mantle wedge beneath Mt. St. Helens

It's been more than 35 years since the last major eruption of Mount St. Helens. Since that blast, much research has been conducted with scientists learning a great deal about one of the most active volcanoes within the Cascade arc, a North-South chain of volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest that formed above the subducting Juan de Fuca plate.

Explosives reveal Mount St. Helens’ cold heart

Geologists paired explosives and seismic readings to look for Mount St. Helens’ magma chamber. Here's what they found instead. Continue reading ? The post Explosives reveal Mount St. Helens’ cold heart appeared first on PBS NewsHour...

The Shortlist: Natural Disaster

New books about a powerful hurricane, disaster preparedness, water management and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Between the lines

Books on the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens, the physics of golf and pioneering women in science, reviewed by Margaret Harris

This ‘dangerous sleeping giant’ volcano near Mt. St. Helens could imperil half a million people

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Mount St. Helens is “recharging” with magma, setting off more than 100 earthquakes in recent weeks — but scientists warn a nearby “sleeping giant” may pose a bigger threat. More than 130 earthquakes have been detected beneath the northwest’s most active volcano since March 14, although none...

Bigfoot Bodies on the Mountain?

On May 18, 1980, a devastating natural disaster created an entirely new landscape across a specific portion of Washington State. We are talking about the eruption of Mount St. Helens, which killed more than four dozen people, as well as thousands of wild animals. Within the domain...

Science News: A Swarm of Earthquakes and Traps Full of Dead Crabs

9 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede This is Mount St. Helens. Is she about to blow again? Ethan Linck Something is Stirring Under Mount St. Helens Again: In your semi-regular reminder that the backbone of the Pacific Northwest is a chain of active volcanoes,...Show More Summary

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