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Mount St. Helens shoots steam into air
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | AP

Posted on 05/30/2006 10:52:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Mount St. Helens shot a steam and ash plume at least 16,000 feet into the air Monday after a large rockfall from the lava dome in the volcano's crater, scientists said.

Pilots reported the plume rose between 16,000 and 20,000 feet in the air, scientists at the Cascades Volcano Observatory said.

The rockfall coincided with a magnitude 3.1 earthquake shortly after 9 a.m. Monday at the mountain, scientists said. Such events are expected during growth of the lava dome, they said.

"There is no evidence of an explosion associated with this event," the observatory said in a statement.

Clouds obscured the crater at the time.

"We don't know how much steam and how much ash," Cynthia Gardner, scientist in charge at the observatory, told The Columbian. "These are very short-lived events."

Lava has continued to push into the crater — most recently forming a sheer rock fin — since the 8,364-foot mountain reawakened with a drumfire of low-level seismic activity in September 2004.

The crater was formed by the volcano's deadly May 18, 1980, eruption that killed 57 people and blasted about 1,300 feet off the then-9,677-foot peak.

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On the Net:

Mount St. Helens: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/

Crater images: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/Images/MSH04/framework.html

VolcanoCam: http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: mountsthelens; mtsthelens; shoots; steam; volcano
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Here's hoping that's all it does..
1 posted on 05/30/2006 10:52:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

**FILE PHOTO** Mount St. Helens emits a small, steady cloud of steam at dusk, March 9, 2005, in Mount St. Helens, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


2 posted on 05/30/2006 10:53:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder how long a pic of H. Thomas shows up?


3 posted on 05/30/2006 10:54:31 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Most Congressmen are excellent Bovine Scatologist's)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thas a lot of hot air if you axed me.


4 posted on 05/30/2006 10:55:19 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam

5 posted on 05/30/2006 10:55:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Current View


6 posted on 05/30/2006 10:56:31 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: NormsRevenge

7 posted on 05/30/2006 10:56:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I think that's birdcrap on the lens...........

8 posted on 05/30/2006 10:56:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ya beat me by a minute .... :^(


9 posted on 05/30/2006 10:57:22 AM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: Osage Orange
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
10 posted on 05/30/2006 10:58:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (As the Democrat Party becomes more evil, the GOP becomes more stupid. What's a voter to do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like the gods are angry.


11 posted on 05/30/2006 10:58:53 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Red Badger
'Brutus is still there..


More Views from Brutus Camera

12 posted on 05/30/2006 10:59:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: Osage Orange

There's a photo of Helen Thomas smoking. Who's got it?


13 posted on 05/30/2006 11:00:17 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NormsRevenge

Here's a tip. Don't live there. Also, don't live where Hurricanes hit. Don't live on the banks of rivers that flood. Don't buy land in a trailer park in Oklahoma or Kansas. Don't live on active faults in the earth.


14 posted on 05/30/2006 11:00:58 AM PDT by Doc Savage (Bueller?....Bueller?...Bueller?...Bueller?...Pelosi?...Pelosi?...Pelosi?...)
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To: BullDog108

Got to be quick, we aren't alone either. ,, lol


15 posted on 05/30/2006 11:01:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: Doc Savage

I'm with you!


16 posted on 05/30/2006 11:02:34 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NormsRevenge
Here's hoping that's all it does..

Aw - what's the excitement in that?


17 posted on 05/30/2006 11:02:52 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Doc Savage

I would not go so far as to tell people not to live here or there. I would instead tell them to quit whining and blaming others when an earthquake or eruption or storm rolls thru.

Freedom is something that should never be taken away. People are free to live where they chose. WHat is so lost these days is the personal responsibility for making that choice.


18 posted on 05/30/2006 11:04:09 AM PDT by BlueStateDepression
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To: NormsRevenge

It would be a beautiful day today for any activity. Sunny clear blue skies.


19 posted on 05/30/2006 11:09:08 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn't this Bush's fault? :)


20 posted on 05/30/2006 11:09:21 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Doc Savage
Here's a tip. Don't live there. Also, don't live where Hurricanes hit. Don't live on the banks of rivers that flood. Don't buy land in a trailer park in Oklahoma or Kansas. Don't live on active faults in the earth.

Or just don't live.

21 posted on 05/30/2006 11:11:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: fatnotlazy

No, Bush's fault is located more towards the center of the nation. ;-)


22 posted on 05/30/2006 11:11:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: NavyCanDo; ecurbh
I got a treat last year, she was steaming the day we flew over in an airliner.

With all the cloud cover, and the mountain sticking out through one of the only holes in the clouds, we probably got a better view than those at Johnston Ridge.

23 posted on 05/30/2006 11:12:10 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
"Wow, Mabel, you really feel H-O-T today..."
24 posted on 05/30/2006 11:13:24 AM PDT by ken5050 (GWB, Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, freed hundreds of millions.# of Nobel PeacePrizes: ZERO)
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To: ken5050

Heh...

Is there a volcano behind us or are you just happy to see me?

Heh... That's my husband and me on one of our trips up there... Volcanic display courtesy of Photoshop, of course :~D


25 posted on 05/30/2006 11:15:46 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: NormsRevenge
I thought Al Gore instructed that volcano to never again spew massive amounts of global warming gases, or it and President Bush would be responsible for the "end of civilization".
26 posted on 05/30/2006 11:17:14 AM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Jesus always reads His knee-mail. (Hall of Fame Hit-N-Run poster))
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To: Doc Savage
Do you know what a tornado in Oklahoma...and a divorce in Arkansas have in common?

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.Somebody is going to lose a trailer.

27 posted on 05/30/2006 11:17:43 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Most Congressmen are excellent Bovine Scatologist's)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.


28 posted on 05/30/2006 11:20:01 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: HairOfTheDog

That fin is growing at 3-4 feet a day according to some sources. I guess she has a right to get steamed. To push that fin up that far, I would think she is building a lot of pressure. Good thing that the act of pushing up the fin might release some of it.


29 posted on 05/30/2006 11:20:46 AM PDT by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el inglÚs)
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To: HairOfTheDog
LOL....then let me amend that to "smokin' H-O-T..."
30 posted on 05/30/2006 11:22:28 AM PDT by ken5050 (GWB, Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, freed hundreds of millions.# of Nobel PeacePrizes: ZERO)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Impressive photos, HOTD!


31 posted on 05/30/2006 11:22:40 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: cyborg; HairOfTheDog

See posts 17 and 24.

LOL


32 posted on 05/30/2006 11:22:40 AM PDT by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I have seen that view many times enroute from SEA to LAS. Sometimes the pilots will point St. Helens out and sometimes not. I am surprised that with it blowing off steam that you weren't routed further east 'just in case'.


33 posted on 05/30/2006 11:25:21 AM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Petronski

a comfortable distance :-)


34 posted on 05/30/2006 11:25:54 AM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Osage Orange
"Somebody is going to lose a trailer."

Who gets the trailer when the Klintoons finally split up? LOL!

35 posted on 05/30/2006 11:28:35 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Petronski

BUMP!


36 posted on 05/30/2006 11:29:07 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: NormsRevenge

I lived in CA at the time she blew. I worked for a ceramics company and I remember the boss driving northwest and coming back with buckets and buckets of ash.

It made the most BEAUTIFUL blue glaze I'd ever seen. I have a piece of pottery glazed with Mount St. Helens ash.


37 posted on 05/30/2006 11:30:52 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I would love to see a pic of the pottery....


38 posted on 05/30/2006 11:34:03 AM PDT by Kimmers (If you want peace you must be prepared for war......)
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To: NormsRevenge
SHE'S BLOWN!!!!


39 posted on 05/30/2006 11:34:32 AM PDT by Niteranger68
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL!!!


40 posted on 05/30/2006 11:35:30 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let's face it! Helen needs a large dose of peptobismal. She has to live on the west side of the state with those liberal leftist demoncRATS. No wonder she has constant stomach indigestion.


41 posted on 05/30/2006 11:38:30 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Kenny Bunkport

this must be the start of "the end of civilization"


42 posted on 05/30/2006 11:38:34 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: RacerF150
I was scrolling down and had no idea that this was posted and just how large a post it was, it was kind of scary, maybe just before the picture you should post a warning
44 posted on 05/30/2006 11:40:22 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: Doc Savage

How about a glacial outwash plain? Like Anchorage.


45 posted on 05/30/2006 11:40:59 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Who gets the trailer when the Klintoons finally split up? LOL!

James Riady...or Web ( I guess I'll have to roll over again...) Hubbell.

46 posted on 05/30/2006 11:41:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Most Congressmen are excellent Bovine Scatologist's)
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To: Petronski; OB1kNOb; ken5050; Ingtar; BigBobber

Thanks... I love that volcano, and being a horse onwer who depends on Eastern Washington hay, I'm very familiar with the downside of a local volcano. Still, I hope she doesn't fizzle out any time soon. It's too cool to watch her go. :~D


47 posted on 05/30/2006 11:51:25 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Ingtar

Here is a video of the growing "fin"
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Video/MSH/MSH06/MSH06_MOVIE_spine_from_brutus_05-12_to_05-18-06.avi


48 posted on 05/30/2006 11:51:53 AM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: scpg2

Well, maybe you could just make them an island... and charge them a fortune for the ferry toll :~D


50 posted on 05/30/2006 11:55:04 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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