- Aug 10, 2004
Breaking news about Mt St Helens, seems it is letting some big steam right now
Large Plume Billows From Mount St. Helens
20 minutes ago
*Science - AP
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. - Mount St. Helens released a towering plume of ash Tuesday, its most significant emission in months but one that seismologists did not believe heralded any major eruption.
The volcano has vented ash and steam since last fall, when thousands of small earthquakes marked a seismic reawakening of the 8,364-foot mountain.
Late afternoon television footage showed the plume billowing thousands of feet into the air, then drifting slowly to the northeast.
The ash explosion happened around 5:25 p.m., about an hour after a 2.0 magnitude quake rumbled on the east side of the mountain, said Bill Steele, coordinator of the Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network at the University of Washington.
Steele said he did not believe the explosion had increased the risk of a significant eruption and noted that recent flights over the volcano's crater did not reveal high levels of gases.
I haven't had a laugh that good in the last several minutes! Someone do one of those mock 'priceless' MasterCard(tm) adverts--please?Lacero said:I hope it blows! News has been pretty slow lately, so this should help with the ratings. Blow baby blow!
ziwi said:THE END IS NEAR
So it is either a sign of the end or just some Mother Earth corrective tuning. Perhaps we have damaged the planet beyond repair and it is the beginning of cascade failure. I am sure there will be more to come.
Well, Mount Rainier in Washington is much bigger. Mt. St. Helens is about 9,700 feet tall, but Rainier is 14,410.PlaceofDis said:just out of curiosity.....which valcano is the largest? i know St Helens is up there, but is that the largest we have or is there another bigger one?
I have read that Mauna Loa in Hawai'i is the tallest volcano--the tallest mountain, too--in the world--when one measures its height from the sea floor.wordmunger said:
taller or bigger. I saw a documentary on the discovery channel i think about super volcanoes. Apparently almost the entire area of yellowstone national park is one huge volcano that has erupted at least three times in history. The power from that volcano, if it ever erupted again, would dwarf anything you'd see from mount st helens, and would have global effects. it is this volcanic activity that makes yellowstone so geothermally active.PlaceofDis said:just out of curiosity.....which valcano is the largest? i know St Helens is up there, but is that the largest we have or is there another bigger one?