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Mount St. Helens emits steam and ash. Skamania County, Washington. 1980.


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Caption: April 10, 1980 aerial view of Mount St. Helens from the west, showing one of several small steam and ash eruptions that occurred during the day. This eruption occurred about two weeks after the initial eruption on March 27, 1980 at this Cascade Mountain Range volcano and five weeks before the major eruption on May 18, 1980. USGS scientists have estimated that a minimum of one cubic kilometer (1.3 billion cubic yards) of ash and rock was ejected by the volcano during that Sunday morning eruption. In comparison, Mt. Vesuvius produced slightly more than one cubic kilometer in its eruption that buried Pompeii in 79 A.D. The eruption of Indonesia's Krakataua in 1883 produced about 20 cubic kilometers of ash. USGS scientists also [...]


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