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

2 days 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

2 weeks 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

Hundreds of Quakes Show Mount St. Helens Recharging

Mount St. Helens is very much an active volcano, with new data showing it is filling with magma once again. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that there have been 130 small earthquakes beneath the volcano in the last eight weeks, and...Show More Summary

Mount St. Helens Grumbles, Causing Fears Of Another Major Eruption

Mount St. Helens has been grumbling from deep underground, causing scientist to question whether another major eruption is looming. According to a post on the US Geological Survey Facebook page, more than 130 small tremors have been documented in the Mount St. Show More Summary

?Earthquake swarm detected beneath Mount St. Helens

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

There have been more than 130 earthquakes near the volcano over the last eight weeks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

Mount St. Helens 'Recharges' With Earthquake Swarm

Mount St. Helens has witnessed over 130 small earthquakes since March 14th, 2016

Swarms of quakes at Mount St. Helens suggest recharge

That doesn't mean it will erupt as it did May 18, 1980. Other groups of earthquakes have happened in 2013 and '14.        

Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms

Mount St. Helens in Washington may have been quiet at the surface since 2008, but that doesn't mean it isn't recharging for the next one. The post Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting Off Earthquake Swarms appeared first on WIRED.

11 Reasons You Have to Hike the Mount St Helens Loowit Trail

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......

How rivers of hot ash and gas move when a supervolcano erupts

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

Mount St. Helens Has Nothing on Its Little-Known Neighbors

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.

Photo Gallery: Hiking Mount St. Helens

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 ?

The Recovery of Mount St. Helens

5 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Watch a gray wasteland turn green...in just a few decades.

Biggest landslide in decades -- and no one saw it

Huge Alaskan geological incident the biggest since Mount St. Helens in 1980.        

FOUND: Largest Landslide in North America Since 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

No, Mount St. Helens Doesn’t Have New Magma Chambers

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.

Mount St. Helens Enthroned On Magma Sea

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

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

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