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Old 03-08-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
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Cool Mt. St. Helens has erupted!!

Mt. St. Helens erupted today. See the link below for the current update. This picture was taken at 5:30 pm PST. The height of the plume is 36,000 feet.



http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/...t_updates.html

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Old 03-08-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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REALLY!!! Norgeskog...you OK? Whats happening?
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hope everyone around there is okay
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Mount St. Helens Information Statement,
Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 6:00 P.M. PST


A small explosive event at Mount St. Helens volcano began at approximately 5:25 p.m. PST. Pilot reports indicate that the resulting steam-and-ash plume reached an altitude of about 36,000 feet above sea level within a few minutes and drifted downwind to the east-northeast. The principal event lasted about 30 minutes with intensity gradually declining throughout. The USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory lost radio signals from three monitoring stations in the crater soon after the event started. The cause of the outage won’t be known until scientists can visit the crater tomorrow to assess the situation, weather permitting. The event followed a few hours of slightly increased earthquake activity that was noted but not interpreted as precursory activity. There were no other indications of an imminent change in activity. The current hazard assessment for the ongoing eruption mentions the possibility of such events occurring without warning, and the assessment remains unchanged. The eruption could intensify suddenly or with little warning and produce explosions that cause hazardous conditions within several miles of the crater and farther downwind. Small lahars could suddenly descend the Toutle River if triggered by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow and ice. These lahars pose a negligible hazard below the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) but could pose a hazard along the river channel upstream.
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:57 PM   #5
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DomeCam from Sugar Bowl, at 5:27:42 P.M. PST.
USGS Photograph taken at approximately 5:27:42 PM PST on March 8, 2005.
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frightening but those are beautiful pictures... i think anyway
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Yes, they are kind of scary. I have always had this fascination with volcanic activity, but not enough to get too close. I think I will just keep looking at the pictures.
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Wow, what amazing pictures! I hope everyone is ok.

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In acient times people thought that it was good luck for volcano to erupt, so they poured black beans in them. :roll:
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can't get me that close to a volcano. even if it is "dead" lol.
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