37 Years Ago Mount St. Helens Covered The Valley With Ash
The jagged snow-covered crater of Mount St. Helens is calm Today the 37th anniversary of the volcano's big eruption that killed 57 people on May 18,1980. If you were living in the Yakima Valley it's likely you turned to KIT for the latest information.
Scientists at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver say Mount St. Helens probably will have another dome-building eruption within the next several decades.
U. S. Geological Survey scientists say the volcano has a history of destroying and rebuilding itself. Scientists believe the magma under the mountain is more likely to cause dome-building eruptions rather than another explosive blast.
On this 37th anniversary no special events are planned at the Mt St. Helens Observatory that is now open for the year