What happened at Mount St Helens?

Mount St Helens erupted in 1980, but is still well studied due to the scale of the eruption.

 This is how the event was reported:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/19/newsid_2511000/2511133.stm

There is now a “National Volcanic Monument”, similar to a national park around the volcano:

http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/ 

Check out the Mount St Helens webcam here:

http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/

There is in depth information about the volcano here:

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/

and here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens

Twenty-five years after the eruption, survivors gathered to remember the event:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_4560000/newsid_4562400/4562463.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&nol_storyid=4562463&bbcws=1

The Mount St Helens song can be found here:

This film shows what has happened at Mount St Helens since the 1980 erution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07WBMUH7Ns

To mark the 30th anniversary of the eruption, in 2010, NASA released images showing what had happened during the eruption:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=43999&src=eoa-iotd

and how the area around the volcano had changed in the 30 years following the eruption:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/sthelens.php?src=eoa-features

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