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...
On the morning of May 18, 1980, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the ground beneath Mount St. Helens and awakened the volcano located 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington, that had been dormant for more than 140 years. Continue reading ? The post What have we learned in the 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1980 Thirty-five years ago, on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted catastrophically. The mountain, located in Washington's Cascade Range just 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon, essentially tore itself apart in what was by far the largest volcanic event in the lower 48 states since European settlement. Show More Summary
VIDEOS: Lightning In the Erupting Calbuco Volcano. Plus: “So far the Calbuco eruption does not look to be as big as Mount Pinatubo in 1991 or Mount St. Helens in 1980. Pinatubo lowered global temperatures by about 0.5C. The big eruptions matter because they can cause climate changes that cause crop failures. An eruption on […]
Check out the lightning from the Calbuco volcano in Chile: A time-lapsed view: So far the Calbuco eruption does not look to be as big as Mount Pinatubo in 1991 or Mount St. Helens in 1980. Pinatubo lowered global temperatures by about 0.5C. Show More Summary
From the University of Utah and the “game over if it blows” department: In a big eruption, Yellowstone would eject 1,000 times as much material as the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. This would be a disaster felt on a global scale, which is why scientists are looking at this thing closely. Scientists see deeper…
The Grateful Dead-themed spambot known as Bill Walton did an AMA for Reddit on Thursday, and if you're a fan of Bill's acid-tinged mid-game homilies, you'll definitely get a kick out of it. Of most importance, Walton manages to imply...Show More Summary
Many fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping for yet another Mount St. Helens version of free agency from their team this offseason, but they instead got the paper mache variety from a grade school science fair. But what those fans...Show More Summary
By Michael Lanza The afternoon sun smiles warmly on us as my two kids and my nephew, age 10 to 15, my 76-year-old mom, and I—three generations spanning almost seven decades—plod up the final, strenuous steps to the crater rim … Continue reading ?
Archaeologists excavating the pre-historic Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside Riley, eastern Oregon, have discovered a stone scraper underneath a 15,800-year-old layer of ash from an eruption of Mount St. Helens. If the layer can be shown to have been unbroken and that the tool didn’t work its way down through a natural process, the scraper would [...]
Is Mount St. Helens a Supervolcano? Is Mount St. Helens a Supervolcano? According to findings from New Zealand scientists, Mt. St. Helens could be exactly that. Mt. St. Helens has been known for years as one of many volcanoes that litter...Show More Summary
Going gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friend or family member can be harder than trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options, but so much crap. To help you out with your holiday … Read more ›
Ape Canyon is a narrowing gorge sitting just to the northeast of Mount St. Helens where one of the most famous Bigfoot attacks in the cryptozoological canon is said to have taken place in 1924, eventually giving the nature spot its name. Show More Summary
In May 1980, the world gasped at the eruption of Mount St. Helens, which was one of the largest volcano eruptions in America in the past half-century. The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens had a huge impact on the climate of America and other parts of the world for quite some time. Show More Summary