Looking back at the Mount St. Helens eruption

Can you believe that it has been 40 years? My sister was living near Mt. Lassen at the time, so she was very interested, and she sent me a copy of the issue of National Geographic all about the eruption.

Before the eruption, it looked more like Mt. Shasta looks today.

This is how St. Helens looks now (before image for comparison.)

I visited Mt. St. Helens in 2012. I wonder when it will erupt next.

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2 Responses to Looking back at the Mount St. Helens eruption

  1. czarina33 says:

    Czar and I were in Utah then, just been together 4 months. Didn’t get any ash or fallout in Utah. Then next summer my mother and I visited the site, and bought some glassware made from the ash. I know the locals hoped for a tourist attraction like Hawaii, but got mud and grey ash which are not at all attractive.

    Now, I hear the cycle for earthquakes is coming around again, with the possibility of the earthen dam breaking and covering everything in mud downstream again. I would not live anywhere near the northwest coast.

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