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David A. Johnston, USGS volcanologist, missing after Mount St. Helens eruption. Skamania County, Washington. 1980.

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1980-05-19

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Caption: Geologist still missing at Mount St. Helens. Dr. David A. Johnston, 30, volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, is one of several people missing in the wake of Sunday's (May 18, 1980) violent eruption of Mount St. Helens Volcano. Johnston, shown labeling volcanic ash samples from an eruption several weeks ago, was monitoring the volcano's activity from an observation post about 5 miles north of the volcano. Last radio contact was on Sunday morning, shortly before the eruption. Several helicopter flights over the area have been unable to locate him or signs of the observation post. The post appears to have been hard hit by the initial direct blast from the volcano. The area is covered with [...]

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