Volcano Tour Destination

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Volcano tour destination

The volcano site we will be visiting today is one of the most famous recent eruptions in North America. This volcano was on the watch list a couple of times in the last 3 years. We will be visiting Mount St. Helens located on the Pacific Northwest of the United States. This volcano is Skamania County, Washington. I recently had the opportunity to fly into the Seattle airport and witnessed this great volcano in all its grandeur. It’s located about 100 miles south of Seattle and just 53 miles north of Oregon.

This Volcano is currently in an active status, meaning that it could erupt at any time. This volcano has a lava dome that is warm and steaming. There was concern recently that Mount St. Helens was due for another eruption. Television and news teams recently reporting that the lava dome is continuing to increase in size. It was about 3 years ago that the volcano started to awaken with some seismic activity. It would be interesting to witness Mount St. Helens erupt but of course we would like to do this from afar.

Mount St. Helens is most famous for the large eruption in 1980. It was a Sunday morning, at 8:32 on May 18th that it last erupted. This was one of the most deadly and economically impactful eruptions in the United States history. The eruption lasted almost 6 weeks with continuous ash and steam being launched into the air. I don’t believe it was a surprise concerning this eruption. Many weeks ahead of the eruption the volcano began to bulge with increased volume of magma forming inside. An earth quake was the tipping point that started the volcano’s eruption. Most of the north side of the volcano slid away creating one of the largest land slides in recorded history. The ash cloud fallout was felt throughout most of the upper states in America, as far west as Minnesota and south as Oklahoma. It was said that the…...

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