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Natural Disasters 2004 Mt. St. Helens

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#1 Lover of Purple

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:15 PM

So far it has been mostly steam with some ash. Very minor from what the radio news station says.

UPDATE: 12:14PM another eruption, this time much larger. A huge cloud of ash can be seen over the mountain.

Edited by Lover of Purple, 01 October 2004 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:21 PM

oh dren.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:23 PM

Oh dear, oh dear... :eek:
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:30 PM

Update: The ash cloud is being blown off by the wind and video shows that things have calmed down again. Only a little steam from a vent  now. Havne't heard what seismic activity is going on yet.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:32 PM

Eeeep!!! :o
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:34 PM

Scientists are calling it a minor steam eruption. No one injured nor peoperty damaged. :)

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:38 PM

fwew, glad to hear it LoP

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:41 PM

Steven_Q, on Oct 1 2004, 11:38 AM, said:

fwew, glad to hear it LoP

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I think St. Helen's wanted to remind us she is around still. :D

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:59 PM

Mama nature's like that from time to time. :D

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:06 PM

It is doubtful the whole thing is over. It will probably go on for weeks. It helps the scientist learn about volcanoes without there being much danger. It is probably just more dome building type eruptions.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:11 PM

Actually they are saying it is from some trapped magma below the mountain that keeps venting. According to Seattle scientists it isn't dome building, just pressure releasing from a glacier hitting the magma. The dome building is causing different readings. Busy mountain.;)

I wonder if the mountain needs some antacids? :D :D

Edited to add link to MSNBC. It has a link to live siesmic readings too.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6092368/

Edited by Lover of Purple, 01 October 2004 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:25 PM

Heh, my mom worked on samples of some of the gasses from the volcano before it erupted 18 or so years back.  She would get samples from people working there on the volcano, and she knew some people who were nearby when it erupted.  Hewever the vulcanologists therre were smart enough to keep people from getting too close.  Although there was a guy who had to drive fast to keep away from the cloud of ash that was chasinng him.

I asked my mom about this, and she basically said the mountain "Burped!" :)

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:28 PM

I know that St.Helen's  was a big blast but it's nothing if Yellowstone goes. That one is a huge monster just ticking away.
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Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:27 PM

Yellowstone? Omg, after reading Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything" I made a vow never to go there...ever...a giant supervolcano 60 km wide? I think I'll pass...

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 10:29 PM

The funny thing is that I was looking at the volcano cam at Johnston less than half an hour before the eruption. :p

And yeah, it's pretty small compared to what it can do.  St. Helen's just wants to remind us that 'she' is still very awake.
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:22 AM

Lyric Z D, on Oct 1 2004, 02:27 PM, said:

Yellowstone? Omg, after reading Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything" I made a vow never to go there...ever...a giant supervolcano 60 km wide? I think I'll pass...

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 08:24 AM

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I know there's some kind of bad joke I can make about that, but I can't think of anything.  :devil:  :(

However, if you thought Mt St Helen's ash was bad, just wait till you see Yellowstone's ash... ;)
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Posted 02 October 2004 - 10:32 AM

VolcanoCam

There's quite a bit of shtuff obscuring the view of the crater; I wonder if there was a little bit of ash or steam this morning, or if it's just old stuff being blown around by the wind?

Edited by Anakam, 02 October 2004 - 10:32 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:57 PM

It burped again today. I like the fact that scientist get a chance to study a live volcano. Mt. St. Helens is like a living lab for an andesitic/dacite type volcano.

It is dome building. That is what the magma is doing up beneath the dome. In this case there happens to be a glacier being effected and that accounts for more steam and some ash raising in a larger cloud then usual over the past years.

Edited by GenesisII, 02 October 2004 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:53 PM

Looks like she's building for another blast:

http://story.news.ya...ount_st__helens





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