Monday, May 18, 2015

Mt. St. Helens Eruption 35 Years Ago Today

I wasn't reading the newspapers too much back in 1980, but I remember when National Geographic came out with its cover story on the eruption. I was absolutely fascinated. I've never forgotten the pictures from that edition and whenever I visit friends with a National Geographic collection, I always go and find that issue. (See, "Mountain With a Death Wish.")

USA Today had a great graphic report over the weekend, "Mount St. Helens: Facts about deadliest U.S. volcanic event 35 years later."

I was watching a bunch of videos of the eruption on YouTube last night, at the U.S. Geological Survey page in particular. Check it out on Google.