Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA
ThIs mount gained fame after the strongest eruption in 1980.
An earthquake at 8:32:17 a.m. PDT (UTC − 7) on Sunday, May 18, 1980, caused by the largest landslide ever recorded. An eruption column rose 80,000 feet (24 km; 15 mi) U.S. states. A series of large lahars (volcanic mudslides) are formed at the same time as the columbia River, nearly 50 miles (80 km) to the southwest. It was not so destructive, eruptions later that year. Thermal energy released during the eruption was equal to 26 megatons.
The first and second photos were taken from approximately the same place a day before the eruption and 4 months after it.
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