Mt. St. Helens

tigsmom

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Hadn't heard about it.
 

xfkirsten

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It's the biggest eruption since it became active again last year... had a steam cloud some 36,000 feet into the air. :)
 

Foolish Mortal

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Whoa !!! Hadn't heard about it until I read this and of course none of the numerous news channels are talking about it now.
 

xfkirsten

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Yeah, news stations outside the Northwest seem to be very slow on the pickup. I think AP only posted their story about 20 minutes ago, and the eruption started around 5:45 PST. That's why I read Fark - they're faster than waiting to hear it on the news. ;)
 

Figment1986

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wow...i just heard about it a litle bit ago... is this baby still active... or going abck to sleep again?
 

xfkirsten

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It's definitely still active. They say that at any time there could be an eruption large enough to spread ash in a ten-mile radius. Of course, that's no where near as big as the eruption of 1980, but it's still fairly big.
 

pinkrose

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xfkirsten said:
It's definitely still active. They say that at any time there could be an eruption large enough to spread ash in a ten-mile radius. Of course, that's no where near as big as the eruption of 1980, but it's still fairly big.
I remember the eruption in 1980. Ash even made it's way down here.
 

xfkirsten

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pinkrose said:
I remember the eruption in 1980. Ash even made it's way down here.
It was a couple of years before I was born, but my parents have stories of coming outside and finding their car completely covered in ash.
 

pinkrose

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xfkirsten said:
It was a couple of years before I was born, but my parents have stories of coming outside and finding their car completely covered in ash.
I feel so old. :cry:
 

EmeraldDolphin

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I had heard about it & seen pictures on the news yesterday... I still find it sooo fascinating & amazing!! My sister lives in Medford, OR & during the 1980 eruption her car was totally covered with ashes also. I remember it screwed up our summer here in CT that year too... it was cold & they said it was due to the eruption.
 

tigger248

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I feel incredibly uninformed, but Mt. St. Helen's is erupting again?!? I hadn't heard that until this thread (stupid mid-terms taking up all of my time... :zipit: ).

Too bad the camera must be busted now, because all I saw was static. I wanna see the lava!
 

stranger

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tigger248 said:
Too bad the camera must be busted now, because all I saw was static. I wanna see the lava!
I think the picture looks that way because it's night...It was clear this morning.
 
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