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Volcano Keeping Watch on the Volcano


by Patricia Lauber

In this video from the U.S.Geological Survey Department of the Interior/USGS, USGS scientists recount their experiences before, during and after the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Loss of their colleague David A. Johnston and 56 others in the eruption cast a pall over one of the most dramatic geologic moments in American history.  This video can be found at

A wealth of information about the volcano, both historical and current, can be found at the official website for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.