|Mount St. Helens,
|Mount St. Helens National Volcanic
Mount St. Helens Washington State Park
Cascade Range Volcanoes
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|The eruption obliterated 230 square miles (note the piles of fallen
trees in foreground)
|Other images of MSH, moving toward the center of the blast . . .|
|The Volcano Today
(note the missing top and side)
|they were buried . . .|
|Little remains of the forest that once stood here.|
|Where trees were not vaporized or swept away . . .|
|with their tops pointing away from the mountain.|
|The explosion was heard 700 miles away: ash towered 16 miles into the sky and circled Earth within days.|
|After sleeping for 125 years, the volcano awoke with the energy of 27,000 atomic bombs, removing 1300 feet of summit in minutes.|
|From the outside in, life is slowly returning, and the Volcano is
growing to its pre-eruption height.
|But it will certainly be back as will the many sleeping giants we've
seen on our journey . . .