[2015] Amanda Drew: Mt. St. Helens

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[2015] Amanda Drew: Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. HelensMay 18th,1980

Click here to hear Anita Sather talk about her memories of the explostion and the impact it had on the small town of Royal City, WA located 225 miles North East of Mt. St. Helens.

Click here to watch the science behind the Mt. St. Helens eruption and learn about the devistation to the surrounding areas.

Citations1. http://brianabbott.net/travels/my-american-tour/pacific-coast-states/day-24-mt-st-helens2. http://www.gislounge.com/basic-geographic-concepts/ 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_HZVY1tT4

On May 18th, 1980, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck at 8:32 a.m. causing a landslide that depressurized the volcanos magma system, triggering an explosion. The explosion sent rock, ash, volcanic gas, and steam 300 miles per hour upward and outward to the north.

Map of the United States that shows ash fall from Mt. St. Helens eruption.

Devistation after the eruption

Before and After


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