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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.....