I wonder when i'm going to wake up to a May 18th, 1980 eruption? These last 2 years, have made the fear of a Mt Rainier eruption that much less frightening.
NEW YORK — Mt. St. Helens awoke Tuesday afternoon with a mild eruption, spewing a plume of steam and ash into the Washington State sky.
The event was most probably was caused by growth of the new lava dome inside the crater, experts said.
During such eruptions, changes in the level of activity can occur over days to months.
The eruption could intensify suddenly or with little warning and produce explosions that cause hazardous conditions within several miles of the crater and farther downwind.