Mount St. Helens: It Was 30 Years Ago Today

Mount St. Helens:  It Was 30 Years Ago Today
Volcanic ash is no stranger to the Seattle area, and today celebrates the 30th anniversary of the eruption of our own volcano – the active stratovolacano, Mount St. Helens.  Located about 100 miles south of Seattle, the mountain gave warning of a pending blow, with activity that included a moderate earthquake. When it finally blew, Mount St. Helens became the deadliest volcanic event in US history, killing 57 people, destroying 250 homes, 47 bridges 15 miles of railway and 185 miles of highway. ...
May 18th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 4
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Climbing Cotopaxi Volcano

... But first, some background. The central highland part of Ecuador is dominated by the Andes Mountain Range. Much of Ecuador is pockmarked with volcanoes, the tallest of which is inactive Chimborazo, at 6,310 m above sea level. Not only is Chimborazo the tallest point in the country, it is also considered the spot on the earth’s surface farthest from the centre of the earth, given that it is almost on the equator where the earth is widest. Ecuador’s next highest point, active Cotopaxi volcano...
November 15th, 2008 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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