Mount St. Helens

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Christopher K.
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Mount St. Helens

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Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in Washington state. It lay basically dormant for over a century until the spring of 1980, when a series of earthquakes heralded a series of devastating eruptions that saw an avalanche of debris and hot magma, which sped away from the volcano at almost 500 kilometers per hour. Spokane was plunged into darkness during daylight hours. Ash fell 1500 kilometers away. Over fifty people died.

If virus outbreak guidelines allow, HRPO Education Program Specialist Amy Brouillette will give that facility's first talk on Mount St. Helens, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary year of this event. The talk will take place on Friday 15 May at 7:30pm; the talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.

More information:
https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mount-st-helens
https://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/
https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs036-00/
https://www.recreation.gov/permits/4675309
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/Mount_St_Helens
https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/strato ... nfact.html
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/image ... washington
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/de ... d=PIA07478

Christopher K.
Posts: 5480
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: Mount St. Helens

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The first remote HRPO lecture will take place on Friday 26 June at 6:30pm. Amy Northrop will present her planned Mount St. Helens talk at that time. Instructions for being a part of the audience will be posted at the HRPO website on Tuesday 23 June.

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