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  • WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T? Feds Preparing for Massive Natural Disaster in Pacific Northwest

    06/02/2016 7:58:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Director Blue ^ | June 2, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”. In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously. According to the...
  • Could Mount St Helens be about to erupt? Massive magma chamber found below the volcano ...

    11/05/2015 10:25:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 111 replies ^ | 12:49 EST, 5 November 2015 | By Richard Gray
    Geologists have discovered a second magma chamber beneath volcano They believe this feeds the smaller chamber directly below the mountain Earthquakes in the area may be a sign of magma pumping between them Geologists still consider Mount St Helens to be of high risk of erupting Its scarred and jagged crater is a reminder of the terrible devastation that Mount St Helens wrought over the Washington countryside 35 years ago. Now a new study of the volcanic plumbing lurking beneath the 8,363ft (2,459 metre) summit suggests the volcano could yet again blow its top in an explosive eruption. Geologists studying...
  • Mount St. Helens: 30 Years Ago Today

    05/18/2010 5:49:17 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 14 replies · 487+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 05-18-10 | Stoutcat
    At 8:32 a.m., a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook open Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington, in what was one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the continental United States since the early 1900s. The devastation to the landscape, the forests and the wildlife, was incalculable, and the lives of 57 people were lost that day... Note: it only took Jimmy Carter three days to declare a disaster and visit the area of devastation. Bonus points for the semi-bouffant and extremely geeky Dan Rather appearance, sitting in for Walter Cronkite on the linked video...
  • Hiker Joseph Bohlig dies after falling into volcano [Mt. St. Helens, WA]

    02/17/2010 11:35:37 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 68 replies · 6,257+ views
    Herald and Weekly Times ^ | Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Staff Report
    Hiker Joseph Bohlig dies after falling into volcano NewsCore February 17, 2010 12:19PM Hiker dead after rescue efforts delayedBelieved to be alive after initial fallFell 457 metres into volcano's crater Mount St Helens looms over Spirit Lake, still full of debrisfrom the volcano's 1980 eruption A MAN who fell into the crater of north-west America's Mount St Helens volcano died after rescuers were forced to abandon their bid to save him overnight, it emerged today. The 53-year-old's body was recovered by a US Navy helicopter after rescue attempts began again this morning. He was named as Joseph Bohlig, KPTV reported....
  • Mt St Helens inundated by Tidal Wave (4/1 Fools) Volcanocam now in HD!

    04/01/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 8 replies · 57+ views
    USDA Forest Service ^ | April 1, 2008 | USDA Forest Service
    "These are near real-time images of Mount St. Helens, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO) using our VolcanoCam Classic camera and the new VolcanoCamHD camera. The (JRO) and VolcanoCams are located at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from the volcano. You are looking approximately south-southeast across the North Fork Toutle River Valley."
  • At the craters rim, something mind-bogglingly cool (Glacier at Mt St Helens)

    11/09/2007 7:35:34 PM PST · by bkwells · 46 replies · 80+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 11/9/07 | Craig Hill
    MOUNT ST. HELENS Standing on Mount St. Helens southern rim, Cynthia Gardner sees much more than a smoldering volcano. Like her colleagues at the U.S. Geological Survey, Gardner sees an enormous gift basket packed with scientific marvels. She finds the ongoing eruption and burgeoning lava dome fascinating enough, but she sounds almost giddy when she talks about the craters glacier. The glacier is mind-bogglingly cool, said Gardner, a USGS geologist, maybe even more interesting than the eruption. Ever since St. Helens rumbled back to life in 2004, geologists have curiously watched the dichotomy of fire and ice play out....
  • Mt. St Helens Ashfall Advisory

    06/09/2006 10:56:29 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 28 replies · 1,088+ views
    Just seen on the Seattle Area 10:00 PM News - a Mt. St Helens Ashfall Advisory has been issued. All they had was a red banner at the bottom of the screen with the advisory. No other news yet to report. Maybe they can expand on the news at 11:00.
  • Mount St. Helens shoots steam into air

    05/30/2006 10:52:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,104+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | AP
    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...
  • 15-month eruption still producing lava at astonishing rate (Mount St. Helens )

    12/30/2005 2:03:57 PM PST · by Cagey · 37 replies · 3,978+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 12-29-2005 | PEGGY ANDERSEN
    SEATTLE -- For more than a year now, Mount St. Helens has been oozing lava into its crater at the rate of roughly a large dump truck load - 10 cubic yards - every three seconds. With the sticky molten rock comes a steady drumfire of small earthquakes. The movement of lava up through the southwest Washington volcano is "like a sticky piston trying to rise in a rusty cylinder," U.S. Geological Survey geologist Dave Sherrod said Thursday in a telephone interview from the agency's Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Wash. "These quakes are very small - we think they're...
  • Mt. St. Helens Rockfall Plumes Draw Notice

    11/22/2005 8:40:14 PM PST · by ncountylee · 6 replies · 568+ views
    AP via WFMY ^ | 11/22/2005
    Vancouver, WA -- "It's a nice sunny day and we're having the first couple of rockfalls that we've had in a while that are putting little dust plumes over the crater rim," said U.S. Geological Survey geologist Seth Moran at the agency's Cascade Volcano Observatory here, about 50 miles south of the mountain that erupted to deadly effect in May 1980. Seismic activity has continued at low levels, Moran said. The white plume floating above the peak was raising concerns locally. "When rockfalls go down they kick up a dust plume and people can see it, especially from Portland," Moran...
  • Mt. St. Helen's Activity?

    10/21/2005 11:56:05 AM PDT · by Vintage1 · 54 replies · 1,986+ views
    Looks like activity up there. Anyone else see the same thing? Nothing on MSM.
  • Mystery Bulge in Oregon Still Growing (100 square miles near Mt St. Hellens)

    09/07/2005 10:35:31 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 89 replies · 4,218+ views
    BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A recent survey of a bulge that covers about 100 square miles near the South Sister indicates the area is still growing, suggesting it could be another volcano in the making or a major shift of molten rock under the center of the Cascade Range. Recent eruptions at nearby Mount St. Helens in Washington state have rekindled interest in the annual Sisters survey and its findings. Oregon has four of the 18 most active volcanoes in the nation -- Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Newberry and South Sister. A recent U.S. Geological Survey report said monitoring is...
  • Whole Lotta Shakin At Mount St. Helens;Restless peak building a new lava dome;earthquakes reported

    07/22/2005 9:16:23 AM PDT · by John W · 20 replies · 1,026+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 22, 2005 | AP via MSNBC
    SEATTLE - There's a whole lotta shakin' going on at Mount St. Helens these days as the restless peak does what it has done for thousands of years: build new lava domes that totter and fall and become the foundations for still more new ones. A series of unusually strong earthquakes exceeding magnitude 3 has been reported in recent days by the Cascades Volcano Laboratory in Vancouver, Wash., about 50 miles south of the mountain. The latest was a magnitude 3.1 quake early Thursday that was accompanied by a rockfall.
  • Mount St. Helens erupting with new life 25 years later

    05/21/2005 6:11:39 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 962+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Sandi Doughton
    The riotous return of life to the mountain upsets conventional notions about the way nature heals its wounds and offers blueprints for repairing damage done by man. But much of the insight about St. Helens' recovery has been parceled out in scientific papers that deal with little slices of the landscape, like the spread of beetles, or the way airborne seeds took root. The big picture is visible mainly to scientists like Crisafulli, who have made the mountain their life's work. Now, he and two other researchers who were among the first to venture into the blast zone within months...
  • Creationists see (Mt. St. Helens)Eruption Through Biblical Eyes

    05/21/2005 8:44:59 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 7 replies · 314+ views
    The Daily News Online ^ | May 20, 2005 | Courtney Sherwood
    Nearly 1,000 people will converge on Longview today to hear reports that Mount St. Helens' eruption and the rapid return of life bolster the creationist reading of the Bible. "The eruption of Mount St. Helens radically changed the landscape in a very short period of time," said Bruce Barton, a volunteer at the Seven Wonders Museum and Bookstore. The Toutle-area establishment is joining the Institution for Creation Research to bring the conference "Learning from Catastrophe" to Longview. "This lends credence to what is actually portrayed in the Bible," Barton said. "Look at what happened during the time of Noah's flood....
  • Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off (asking for an apology)

    05/18/2005 4:30:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies · 2,214+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/05 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 13 minutes ago MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. - The four, their lungs filled with ash, were found inside their car after Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, with the force of a hydrogen bomb. Rescuers also discovered a cassette recorded by Ron and Barbara Seibold's children, ages 7 and 9, as the family drove toward the volcano. "They were goofing around asking whether or not they would see lava coming out of the mountain," said Jim Thomas, an emergency worker...
  • Most of volcanos victims were in supposed safe areas(Jimmy Carter lied and people died)

    05/18/2005 1:37:03 PM PDT · by CT · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18th, 2005 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    On the 25th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption, survivors and loved ones, after uncovering duplicity in Carter administration records of the volcano and its potential dangers, are demanding an apology. Carter personally blamed the 57 people that died as being inside the Red Zone. In reality, the volcano's blast exceeded this governement-assigned area. The facts around this tragedy are classic Jimmy Carter duplicity, and are instructive of the real Carter, best described as a man that always found fault in others. A man of pettiness, self-absorbtion, and significantly-flawed judgement. All of which even today he and his media...
  • "Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!" Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980

    05/18/2005 8:41:21 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 51 replies · 1,592+ views
  • Mount St. Helens rumbling again

    04/05/2005 6:36:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 55 replies · 1,843+ views
    NWCN (sorry login required. This is full story) ^ | Staff and Wire Reports
    VANCOUVER, Wash. - Mount St. Helens has been rumbling with a series of small earthquakes. The University of Washington seismographs show there was a 3.0 magnitude quake at 9:41 Sunday night, a 3.4 at 10:43 and a 3.2 Monday morning at 3:56. In the past, such quakes have indicated a steam burst or minor ash plume. A spokesman for the University of Washington seismology lab, Bill Steele, said the quakes "do seem to be getting a little bit larger and that's of interest, but what it all means we don't know." Scientists lost most of their instruments in a minor...

    03/09/2005 9:53:14 AM PST · by clearsight · 21 replies · 1,261+ views
    U.S.G.S. ^ | 03-08-05 | U.S.G.S.
    Mount St Helens erupts again.....
  • Mount St. Helens emits cloud of ash

    03/09/2005 8:14:25 AM PST · by roaddog727 · 28 replies · 1,314+ views
    AP ^ | 9 March 2005 | Staff Reporter
    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. - Mount St. Helens made its most significant emission in months, sending a gritty ash cloud drifting slowly to the northeast.
  • Caption Mt. Saint Helens Eruption

    03/08/2005 8:39:35 PM PST · by srm913 · 74 replies · 3,506+ views
    March 8, 2005
  • Mt St. Helens bursting with ash

    03/08/2005 7:15:13 PM PST · by jimmyk · 12 replies · 1,315+ views
    CBC News ^ | 3-8-05 | CBC News
    Mount St. Helens bursting with ash Last Updated Tue, 08 Mar 2005 21:51:46 EST CBC News SPOKANE, WASHINGTON - Mount St. Helens in Washington state has erupted, sending a plume of steam and ash 7,600 metres into the air. Government scientists say they measured an earthquake of magnitude 2.0 beneath the mountain when the first plume of smoke went up Tuesday. The volcano has been active in previous months. A minor eruption lasted 24 minutes last October, sending up 3,000 metres of steam and ash. The U.S. Geological Survey detected magma moving below the surface, along with the increased presence...
  • Breaking news!!! Mt. St. Helens erupting

    03/08/2005 5:41:50 PM PST · by djf · 496 replies · 28,713+ views
    Ash clouds to about 25,000 feet!!!
  • Mount Saint Helens Glowing

    02/16/2005 7:31:49 AM PST · by GRANGER · 95 replies · 4,332+ views
    Red glow in rocks. Sure looks warm.
  • Dome building slows at Mount St. Helens

    01/26/2005 10:03:10 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 2 replies · 319+ views
    The Portland Oregonian ^ | 1/25/2005, 4:03 p.m. PT | By TIM BOOTH
    SEATTLE (AP) Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens has gradually slowed and become less steady since it began in early October, scientists from the Cascade Volcano Observatory said Tuesday. "The rate of dome growth has slowed since early October and the area in the crater that was deforming was (changing) much faster in early October than it is now," U.S. Geological Survey research hydrologist Jon Major said in a telephone conference update. Molten rock has been oozing out from the surface of the volcano's crater since October, building a new lava dome...
  • Instruments on St. Helens cease transmitting

    01/17/2005 5:20:23 PM PST · by djf · 172 replies · 5,925+ views
    KING 5 news is reporting that the instruments on Mt. St. Helens have ceased transmitting data. They say it could be due to a steam eruption, or a rock slide, some kind of major event. Indications are that right before they stopped, the lava dome was growing at a very rapid pace.
  • Mt. St. Helens

    12/15/2004 11:40:55 AM PST · by nuke rocketeer · 31 replies · 2,068+ views
    Live Science ^ | 12-15-04 | Robert Roy Britt
    SAN FRANCISCO -- An unusually smooth and swiftly growing lava dome within the crater of Washington state's Mount St. Helens volcano is an extraordinary and perplexing event with an unknown outcome, geologists said Tuesday. When Mount St. Helens blew its top in 1980, it left a mile-wide crater. Over the next six years, a dome of lava built up in the middle of the crater. Then the volcano went quiet. The dome became partly buried by a glacier that's more than 600 feet deep in places. Read rest at :
  • Mount St. Helens Is State's Top Polluter (Volcano rejects Kyoto)

    12/02/2004 9:26:57 AM PST · by zb42 · 15 replies · 872+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 2, 2004 | zb42
    Washington state's top polluter isn't a pulp mill, a power plant or refinery. It's the newly awakened Mount St. Helens. Since the volcano began erupting in early October, it has been pumping out 50 to 250 tons a day of sulfur dioxide, the lung-stinging gas that causes acid rain and contributes to haze. At peak, that's more than double the amount from all the state's industries combined. Normally, the state's No. 1 polluter is a coal-fired power plant owned by the Canadian firm TransAlta. The plant churned out 200 tons a day of sulfur dioxide until regulators demanded $250 million...
  • Mount St. Helens the state's No. 1 air polluter

    12/01/2004 2:59:39 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 37 replies · 2,199+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Dec 1, 2004 | Sandi Doughton
    Environmentalists hooted when Ronald Reagan claimed wrongly that trees produce more pollution than cars. But right now, the biggest single source of air pollution in Washington isn't a power plant, pulp mill or anything else created by man. It's a volcano. Since Mount St. Helens started erupting in early October, it has been pumping out between 50 and 250 tons a day of sulfur dioxide, the lung-stinging gas that causes acid rain and contributes to haze. Those emissions are so high that if the volcano was a new factory, it probably couldn't get a permit to operate, said...
  • Minor Earthquake at Mount St. Helens

    11/28/2004 6:34:52 AM PST · by John W · 10 replies · 670+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | November 28, 2004 | Reuters
    AN FRANCISCO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A minor 3.1 magnitude earthquake split the lava dome in the crater of Mount St. Helens on Saturday, continuing a series of minor earthquakes rattling the site since October, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The mountain -- which in 1980 blew up with the eruption of a huge and deadly volcano -- has been spewing ash and steam since early October in a process of building a new lava dome, according to a USGS report. The historic mountain has been closed to all climbers and visitors because of the emissions. "Steam and gas...
  • Naming Mount St. Helens new dome confusing

    11/24/2004 2:04:17 PM PST · by microgood · 36 replies · 2,314+ views
    Seattle-PI ^ | Nov 24, 2004 | SHANNON DININNY
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- That whaddyacallit that's growing on Mount St. Helens - what DO you call it? Even Shakespeare himself might have trouble figuring out what's in a name. It's been called the "blister," "wart," "thing" and "lobe" since it appeared last month in the crater of the reanimated Mount St. Helens volcano. One researcher referred to it as "an uplift," before most everyone in the know agreed it must be a dome. Naming the dome - now about the size of an aircraft carrier - could be another matter altogether. In one meeting, a scientist threw out a suggestion:...
  • New Mount St. Helens video shows glowing red growth

    11/10/2004 11:46:26 AM PST · by bedolido · 57 replies · 4,390+ views
    NWCN ^ | 11/08/2004 | From KING Staff and Wire Reports
    MOUNT SAINT HELENS, Wash. - The new lava dome inside the crater of Mount Saint Helens 50 miles north of Portland has grown a protrusion the size of a 30-story building that glows red at night. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey released dramatic new video of that growth. Night video shows the hot lava dome glowing red. Scientists say it is the result of rising magma, or molten lava. The lobe began building up last month and has grown to the size of an aircraft carrier. One section has risen 330 feet in the past ten days. Scientists still...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, November 7-13, 2004: Volcanoes and more volcanoes

    11/10/2004 11:16:48 AM PST · by cogitator · 689+ views
    Various | Various | Various
    Link post: access the thread for discussion and comment in the Chat section: Geology Pictures of the Week, November 7-13, 2004: Volcanoes and more volcanoes
  • Mount St. Helens Sprouts Magma Extension

    11/05/2004 8:33:41 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 51 replies · 1,818+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/5/04 | ABC
    The new lava lobe inside Mount St. Helens' crater has sprouted a piston-like protrusion the size of a 30-story building glowing red at night. "The magma is pushing the plug upward. It's going high in the sky," said hydrologist Carolyn Driedger of the U.S. Geological Survey at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, about 50 miles from the southwestern Washington mountain. One section of the new lobe has risen by 330 feet in the past nine days, Driedger said Friday. Exact dimensions are not yet known but will be determined from photos taken Thursday. "It seems like every time you...
  • Is Mount St. Helens Blowing Steam Today ?

    11/04/2004 8:19:40 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 15 replies · 592+ views
    I just took a peek at Mount St. Helens Volcano Cam and was surpised by an image of steaming or smoke coming out. I have been unable to get a clear view for several days now because the image was all fogged up. There were no news reports that I could find posted yet today. Take a peek if you are curious. Volcano CamWhat ever. Oh, well . . .
  • Mount St. Helens Celebrates New Dawn!

    11/03/2004 7:35:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies · 188+ views
    Volcano Cam ^ | 11/03/2004 | USDS
    Even mother nature agrees......
  • Mount St. Helens Acting Up again...

    10/27/2004 1:17:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies · 1,989+ views
    Volcano Cam ^ | 10/27/2004 | USDA Forest Service
  • Locals say Kalama River signals St. Helens' awakening

    10/26/2004 7:41:26 PM PDT · by Revel · 32 replies · 1,300+ views
    10/26/2004, 3:37 a.m. PT The Associated Press KALAMA, Wash. (AP) Along the Kalama River, locals say they know something the volcanologists don't, that when the water turns milky white it means Mount St. Helens may be about to blow. Elwin Bottorff, 76, a retired lumber mill manager, says he has been reading the river that runs past his front yard for 40 years and knew what it meant the last time he saw the change. "The first thing I said was, 'That goddamn mountain is screwing around again,'" Bottorff said. "Then, sure enough, about a week later, here it...
  • Mount St. Helens Disappears --- Kerry Blames Bush Administration

    10/22/2004 12:47:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies · 1,150+ views
  • St. Helens Lava Dome: The Size Of The Carl Vinson... Almost October 21, 2004

    10/21/2004 6:42:26 PM PDT · by cmsgop · 33 replies · 1,441+ views
    KOMO ABC ^ | 10/21/04 | KOMO
    St. Helens Lava Dome: The Size Of The Carl Vinson... Almost October 21, 2004 By KOMO Staff & News Services Tools Email This Story Printer-friendly Version VANCOUVER, WASH. - The new lobe on the lava dome at Mount St. Helens has grown to about the size of an aircraft carrier. After getting a good look in the crater of the volcano in Wednesday's clear weather, the U.S. Geological Survey says the new extrusion is about 900 feet long, 250 feet wide and 230 feet high. (For comparison, the USS Carl Vinson is about 1,100 feet long, 200 feet tall and...
  • Mt. St. Helens 10/12, red hot lava, pictures!

    10/12/2004 9:59:26 PM PDT · by djf · 288 replies · 13,049+ views
  • Magma reaches Mount St. Helens' surface

    10/12/2004 12:29:33 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 32 replies · 2,872+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Associated Press
    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. -- Volcanic rock has flowed to the surface of Mount St. Helens' crater, creating a new lava dome after weeks of seismic activity, a geologist said today. Scientists had known for days that magma or molten rock was nearing the surface, as a bulge grew on the south side of the existing 1,000-foot lava dome and the increasingly hot rock gave off steam as it met water and ice in the crater. The bulge is now considered a new lava dome, the scientists said. "Now that we have new lava at the surface, we're comfortable saying"...
  • Looks like Fire and Magma at Mount St. Helens!

    10/12/2004 7:46:37 AM PDT · by theFIRMbss · 94 replies · 4,869+ views
  • Nation's Newest Glacier Growing in Mount St. Helens' Crater

    10/12/2004 1:17:57 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 4 replies · 615+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2004 | Peggy Andersen
    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) - While earthquakes, steam and magma are getting all the attention on Mount St. Helens these days, the volcano's most unique feature could be the icy epitome of slow motion that has sprouted on its flanks in the last two decades: its glacier. The 1980 eruption that blew the top off Mount St. Helens also destroyed its 13 glaciers, but by 1982, the crater floor had cooled enough to allow snow to begin to stick. Now, even as the volcano stirs to life, the nation's newest glacier is growing between the lava dome and the...
  • Volcano watchers sense magma rising

    10/12/2004 2:21:55 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004
    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) Mount St. Helens vented more steam yesterday as new thermal images revealed that parts of the lava dome in its crater are piping hot, a sign that magma continues to rise within the volcano. Scientists said an area on the south side of the old dome, where a large uplift of rock has been growing, now appears perforated as if magma has been hammering at the surface. "The magma is not just pushing up but pushing out," John Pallister, a U.S. Geological Survey geologist, said yesterday. He said scientists believe the magma is less...
  • Mt. St. Helens - ready to erupt, 10/11, 10:30 PM PDT

    10/11/2004 10:36:00 PM PDT · by djf · 182 replies · 6,437+ views
    Infrared cameras surveying Mt. St. Helens have revealed a large uplifting of new magma into the crater floor. For all intents and purposes, it is now erupting. Radar may reveal any ash clouds that come out, the IR video on the local channel is quite spectacular.
  • Mount St. Helens Gets Hotter, Lets Off More Steam

    10/11/2004 6:59:26 PM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Mount St. Helens in Washington state let off some more steam Monday. And new thermal images reveal that parts of the lava dome in its crater are piping hot -- a sign that magma continues to rise within the volcano. Scientists aren't sure how close to the surface the magma is. The high temperatures detected Sunday suggest the magma could be right beneath the surface or much farther down, with the heat rising because of steam spewing up from below. Heat from parts of the lava dome was so high, it exceeded scientists' instruments. Geologist Willie Scott said temperatures in...
  • Mount St. Helens Activity Again

    10/11/2004 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 1,901+ views
    Volcano Cam ^ | 10/11/2004 | Pyro7480
    Steam event at Mount St. Helens visible at web cam link above. It was also shown on cable news earlier this morning.
  • Mount St. Helens Shoots Out More Steam

    10/10/2004 1:29:06 PM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 11 replies · 720+ views
    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. - Mount St. Helens vented a new column of steam Sunday, a lazy plume that rose out of the crater of the snow-dusted volcano. The billow of steam rose from an area where a large upwelling or bulge of rock has been growing on the dome-shaped formation of rock in the crater. The plume rose several hundred feet above the 8,364-foot volcano, and light wind slowly blew it toward the south and southeast. The venting reminded scientists of the volcano's activity 20 years ago, when it built the dome following its catastrophic 1980 eruption. "It's a...