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...
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