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.
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.
This explosion of ash covered land all the way to Oklahoma.
This was snapped as the volcano was erupting.
This pic is when the north side made a landslide of mud and stones