Allison Jones Geology-1 Mr. Lamb January 9, 2012
January 9, 2012
Mount St. Helens is located in Skamania County, Washington.
In modern times, Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980*; October 11, 2004; October 22, 2006; December 19, 2006; January 16, 2008
Mount St. Helens is 8,365 feet in height and 4,605 ft in prominence
Mount St. Helens was named for British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver
When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, it resulted in fifty-seven people being killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways, and 185 miles of highway were destroyed
Mount St. Helens is classified as an active stratovolcano
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"May 18, 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens". USDA Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2009-05-29. http://replay.web.archive.org/20090529034823/http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/education/teachers-corner/library/volcanic-eruption-summary.shtml.
Tilling et al., Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: Past, Present, and Future, USGS Special Interest Publication, 1990 . Retrieved 12 November 2006.