Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mount St. Helens

On this date, May 18 at 8:32 AM Pacific Time in 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted.

To the Millenials and many other groups of 'young folks', this is probably just a blip on the radar in their History books (if it is even mentioned at all).

But, it was a big and serious event with very significant consequences.

Today, we are linking to two videos and an article which will show you what happened and will explain some of the ramifications of the event and how it can be used to interpret previous geological events and formations.

So, let's begin with the videos --

First is a short 1minute 47 second video of the eruption -- and when it finishes, watch the video that follows.  HERE'S THE LINK

Now for the longer (7minutes) video produced by the USGS (US Geological Survey) which gives interesting detailed information re the eruption, why, how, and what happened. Be sure to also watch this

HERE'S THE LINK to the USGS report of Mt. St. Helen's Volcano Eruption

And last, but definitely not least, here is a very important article about the eruption which gives insightful evaluations to previous geological events.  Don't miss it.

HERE'S THE LINK to Mt. St. Helens is a Monument to catastrophe