'Volcanic advisory' issued for Mount St. Helens

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  1. emw macrumors G4

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  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Could she have said it any better than that? :D It's decisive and conclusive.
     
  3. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Considering I can see Mt St Helens from my Apt window (if it is a clear day), I shall keep an eye out...
     
  4. aplasticspork macrumors regular

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    the seattle times today says that it'll be a small to medium sized eruption, nothing like last time. i hope they're right, or at least that the wind is blowing away from seattle (and me) when it erupts ;)
     
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    I don't think the eruption of Mt. St. Helens will cause the end of the World. It seems to me that the scientists are doing the prudent thing by alerting the authorities. The important thing is to be prepared.
     
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Why not? It obviously did the first time :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I think one thing people are missing here is that we've only lately begone to understand enough about the volcanoes to be able to predict when an eruption will happen. That's fantastic - especially if Mount Ranier or another huge volcano near a major metro area decides to blow its top.

    And given the warning, there might be some nice footage of the eruption - I look forward to seeing that.

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  9. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    You luckly bastard :D

    I wish I could see Mt. St. Helens but unfortunitly I am living in Bellingham and my school (Western) does not even have a view of Baker. This weekend I will try to make a trip and get as close a possible to the mountain to see it erupt and get some pictures.

    Why? well because how often does one get to see a small eruption of a local volcanoe. And I am sure that there will be a ton of "tourists" flocking to see it erupte. I just hope is doesn't happen while I am still in Bellingham.
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My understanding is that they are keeping tourists at a great distance from the volcano fro safety reason. I also look forward to pictures of an eruption. They had great pictures of the last St. Helens eruption.
     
  11. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    Whats next....yellowstone will finally blow......Guess its time to buy those masks now before its too late ;)
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    "Scientists had been predicting just such a minor eruption after swarms of small earthquakes were detected and the mountain's volcanic dome shifted three inches since Monday."

    Now we will just have to wait and see if there is an actual magma flow. Still an impressive site, the best in 18 years.
     
  13. aplasticspork macrumors regular

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    according to the seattle times, if there is a magma flow, it could be a rather large eruption. but if there isnt one then it'll just be a small eruption.
     
  14. solvs macrumors 603

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    I was in Portland, OR when it happened so I missed it. Visited the Apple Store while I was there. :) It was a pain to get back home. Traffic was worse than I'd ever seen it. Explains why I've been coughing lately though, and that weird smell like someone is using wet wood in their fireplace.

    Still better than that fishy smell from the paper plants. :eek:
     
  15. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I doubt we'll see any major eruption like 1980 but it'll be nice if something does happen. Hopefully, some people will get out of the way this time :rolleyes: . I wish we had an active volcano nearby - you guys are lucky! The nearest to me is Etna and Vesuvius in Italy but they're many many miles away from Britain!

    As a geololgy student, I'll be watching this with interest..!
     

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