Untitled Document

News Notes
Mount St. Helens erupts in activity

In late September, Mount St. Helens in Washington reawoke with thousands of tiny earthquakes. Oct.1 marked the first of several large blasts of ash and steam. A new lava dome has emerged and continues to grow, reaching a few hundred feet above the crater floor and glowing red. Although earthquake activity leveled off early in October, scientists warn that eruptions of steam and ash are still likely in the coming weeks; however, the chance is slim of any eruption matching the power of the May 1980 eruption that killed 57 people.

Geotimes coverage of Mount St. Helens

Back to top

Untitled Document

Geotimes Home | AGI Home | Information Services | Geoscience Education | Public Policy | Programs | Publications | Careers

© 2018 American Geological Institute. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any of the contents of this service without the express written consent of the American Geological Institute is expressly prohibited. For all electronic copyright requests, visit: