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Twenty Facts about the Eruption of Mount Saint Helen's

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Scientist knew she was going to blow they didn't know where.

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Over 250 homes were destroyed. Report Abuse
Along with 47 bridges, 15 miles of railroads and 185 miles of highways
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actualy 678 miles coverd the space of lava
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March 1980 an earthquake signaled Mount St. Helen's awakening after 123 years of silence. Report Abuse
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The first creatures to return to Mount St. Helen's were spiders and beetles. Report Abuse
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Fish hatcheries were lost in the blast. Report Abuse
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The blast traveled nearly 300 miles an hour. Report Abuse
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Mount St. Helen's is predicted to erupt before the end of this century. Report Abuse
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The debris avalanche triggered and earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale. Report Abuse
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Mount St. Helen remains a laboratory for the study of volcanoes and the nature's response to catastrophe. Report Abuse
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Mount St. Helen is now home to the youngest glacier on earth, Crater Glacier Report Abuse
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In September 2004, Mount St. Helen's erupted again. Report Abuse
It continued to erupt until 2008.
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Mount St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument was established in observence of the blast. Report Abuse
It was erected to show the destruction and quick recovery of the forests and animals of the area.
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The ash cloud drifted east across the U.S. in just 3 days. Report Abuse
It had encircled the earth within 15 days.
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Within 15 minutes of the eruption volcanic ash had risen over 80,000 feet in the air. Report Abuse
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Within 3 minutes of the blast 230 square miles of forest had been burned. Report Abuse
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In 1792 George Vancouver name the volcano after Britian's embassador to Spain Report Abuse
Baron St. Helen.
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Mount St. Helen's eruption was the economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Report Abuse
It erupted May 18, 1980 early in the morning, 8:32 am.
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Mount St. Helen's is part of the 'Ring of Fire' that supports over 160 active volcanoes. Report Abuse
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During its lifetime Mount St. Helen's has erupted more often than any other volcano in the Cascades. Report Abuse
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Suprisingly, only 57 people were killed. Report Abuse
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Mount St. Helen is younger than the pyramids of Egypt. Report Abuse
It is estimated to be 3,000 years old.
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NO ITS NOT
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