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St. Helens is having a major event

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Ivan Seeking
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Mar8-05, 07:43 PM
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Possibly a major eruption.
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That's so freaky! I just told my husband that I had a feeling Mt St Helens was gonna go this weekend! I have been watching the earthquakes on the site that monitors activity, and last week was very active.
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As scary as these eruptions are, there is something very majestic and humbling about them. I can only imagine what it feels like to live near one.
And now we wait... weeks? months?

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St. Helens is having a major event

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Current status is Volcano Advisory (Alert Level 2); aviation color code ORANGE

The USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory, in Vancouver, Washington and the University of Washington Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue additional updates and changes in alert level as warranted.

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam - This is a static image of Mount St. Helens, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from the volcano. Updated every 5 minutes, but useful only in daylight and clear weather.
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It seems that the chickens [and Kerrie ] knew that the eruption was coming before the USGS. According to a person interviewed on the news, his chickens gave him about 15 minutes warning. Interesting if true.
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Does this mean we should not count our Kerries befor there hatched?
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I had been monitoringthis website all last week, and I had noticed the activity had increased more frequent last Friday. This past weekend, I swore up and down to my husband and daughter that I had a feeling something was going to happen within the week with Mt St Helens. That was all I had mentioned, and then the mountain ended up burping ash! Some would just call me extremely logical in my guess
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I think Kerrie is secretly taking her cues from the chickens and then taking all of the credit.
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Yea, me and the hens are pretty tight...
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I have just invented a" Kerrieometer", all i need is a kerrie to finish
my invention. How much ash is being pumped out of Mt st helens,
is it going to be problematic?
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The March 8 event - http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocam...08-event.shtml
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We missed the last one and barely caught this one. Just before it goes dark you can see the eruption begin. At least it happened this time before sunset.
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Some cool shots close-up

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/..._8march05.html
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Lots of earthquakes around 3.0...lava dome has collapsed, she's waking again!
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Well I hope she wakes in a good mood.
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Quote Quote by hypatia
Well I hope she wakes in a good mood.
The Mt St Helens cam has some great views today
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U.S. Geological Survey, Vancouver, Washington
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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 10:40 a.m. PDT (1740 UTC)

MOUNT ST. HELENS UPDATE

Current status is Volcano Advisory (Alert Level 2); aviation color code ORANGE: Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens continues, accompanied by low rates of seismicity, low emissions of steam and volcanic gases, and minor production of ash. 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. Small lahars could suddenly descend the Toutle River if triggered by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow and ice. These lahars pose a negligible hazard below the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) but could pose a hazard along the river channel upstream.

Recent observations: The active part of the new lava dome continues to crumble and produce rockfalls and occasional ash clouds that rise above the crater rim. Crews plan to be in the field on Thursday and possibly Friday of this week to make a number of observations, to repair our voice radio-communications system, and to install a sensitive tiltmeter in a shallow borehole in the old lava dome. The latter is aimed at improving our understanding of the process of lava-dome extrusion.
Catch some cool shots at - http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/...framework.html

and live webcam -
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/


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