there is alot of buzz right now in the Northwest about the possibility of some kind of activity at Mount St. Helens.
Do you think it will or could erupt again?
For those of you old enough to remember the May 18th, 1980 huge eruption.. what did you think about it back then? Cool, weird, funny, end of the world? ;)
In 1980 when it erupted. i was 17 yrs old and still living at home. I remember that so clearly. I was living about 200 miles from the mountain. The sky began turning dark.. like it was nighttime.. but it was only 10am. This dark ominous cloud came and covered the city... all the street lights began turning on.. then the whole sky was pitch black. Several hours later, ash the size of beach sand began falling from the sky. The smell of sulfer was so strong i remember.
We got hundreds of tons of ash all over the entire state. It took weeks to clean up. The ash got into everything. You can still drive around the state.. and see remnants of ash ever 24 yrs later. It had a big impact here back then.
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