By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – I was living in eastern Washington in May 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted after a massive landslide triggered by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake.
John Wolff looks at the microprobe computer screen to view an analysis of a rock sample. (Photos by Becky Phillips, WSU Today) Nick Foit holding a garnet crystal. The geologists had warned them — but people were still caught off guard when Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980. The ferocity of that explosion […]
Washington State University Vancouver will present the final seminar April 25 in its series on some of the lessons learned since March 1980, when a series of small earthquakes signaled the reawakening of Mount St. Helens, to its catastrophic eruption two months later.“Something Extraordinary is Happening in the Crater at Mount St. Helens: Lessons from […]
Washington State University Vancouver will present a series of Monday evening seminars and public events where scientists will discuss what has been learned since the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens.The events have been planned to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the volcano’s 1980 blast, which flattened more than 150 square miles of […]
Washington State University’s emergency response agencies and the Office of Business Affairs are closely monitoring the recent volcanic activity at Mount St. Helens and are prepared to respond as necessary for the health and safety of all parts of the WSU community. “The recent rumblings of the mountain have our response agencies reviewing and updating […]