MSH Anniversary Media Round-Up
May 18, 2018
by Elizabeth Urban
On May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 AM, the landscape in Southwestern Washington was forever changed by an explosive eruption of Mount St. Helens. This was the most deadly volcanic event in US history.
Mount St. Helens is part of the Cascade Range, a chain of volcanoes from British Columbia to Northern California. The PNSN and the Cascades Volcano Observatory cooperatively operate 21 seismometers on or near Mount St. Helens, the most historically active volcano in the Cascade Range.
Seismogram of May 18th from one of our seismic stations.
On the anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, earth science gets its day in the spotlight. Here's a collection of news stories about the eruption and what we have learned about volcanoes since 1980.
Features an interview with PNSN DIrector Emeritus Steve Malone
Mount St. Helens: Remembering the deadliest U.S. eruption 38 years later
- USA Today, King 5 News
Summary of events on May 18th, 1980 with photo galleries
Lessons Learned: Mount St. Helens to Kilauea
- King 5 News
Interview filmed in the PNSN Seismology Lab with Director Emeritus Steve Malone
Event overview, brief discussion of Cascade hazards, and dispels concern of a Kilauea-triggered event in the Cascades.
Includes an interview with CVO Scientist-In-Charge Seth Moran
Scientists Reflect on the Catastrophic 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption
- Ashley Williams, AccuWeather
Details about the activity that led to the eruption, how life in the MSH area fared, and another Steve Malone feature.
How Dangerous are the Northwest's Volcanoes?
-KUOW, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Interview with CVO Scientist-In-Charge Seth Moran, discusses Oregon volcano hazards