Mount St. Helens

May 18, 1980 eruption

News Report Information

May 18,1980, at 8:23am Mount St. Helens erupted. The eruption caused a 5.1 magnitude earthquake, which then caused a major avalanche on the north side of the volcano, and after that the volcano released and plume of ash and pumice spreading over 930 miles away from it. It had a death toll of 57 people and 250 square miles of land was damaged.

⬇️ The avalanche covered Toutle valley almost 50 meters in depth. The mountain lost over 1,300 feet in its height going from beauty to beast.

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Interesting facts

Mount St. Helens was voted worst volcano ever after this eruption. Now it is a historical monument. It was named after British diplomat Lord St. Helens.