Mount St. Helens

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Beneath Mount St. Helens, a Heart of (Cold) Stone

The volcano is an outlier in more ways than one

(Newser) - Mount St. Helens already stands out as one of the most active volcanoes in the Cascade Arc and the deadliest in the US, since its 1980 eruption claimed nearly 60 lives. It's also an outlier in a literal sense, sitting 30 miles west of the volcanoes that neatly line... More »

Swarm of Small Quakes Shakes Mount St. Helens

No immediate danger, but it's slowly recharging

(Newser) - There's a whole lot of shaking going on underneath the most active volcano in the lower 48 states, according to the US Geological Survey. The USGS says that while there's no sign that Mount St. Helens is going to blow its top any time soon, there has been... More »

Mount St. Helens Getting an Ultrasound

Planned detonations should help scientists get a better handle on future eruptions

(Newser) - If you’re in the vicinity of Mount St. Helens tonight and feel a sudden rumble, don’t panic: It's just scientists detonating parts of the volcano for an ultrasound. Researchers from a conglomerate of universities spent the weekend placing 3,500 seismic sensors and will be setting off... More »

Need to Dodge Volcanic Ash? Ask an Alaskan

Alaska Airlines knows how avoid volcano chaos

(Newser) - That Icelandic volcano may have taught European airlines a lesson Alaska Airlines learned from Mount St. Helens 30 years ago. After its planes were grounded for days by the eruption in Washington state, the airline developed an effective way to navigate safely around volcanic ash. Its experience suggests that Europe's... More »

Body of Mount St. Helens Climber Found

52-year-old fell into crater while posing for photos

(Newser) - The body of a veteran climber who fell 1,500 feet into the crater atop Mount St. Helens has been recovered after he spent more than a day in the snow. Clouds and wind had hampered efforts to reach Joseph Bohlig, 52, who was posing for a picture Monday on... More »

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