Bulge on the north side of Mount St. Helens developed as magma push...

Bulge on the north side of Mount St. Helens developed as magma push...

Detailed Description

A "bulge" developed on the north side of Mount St. Helens as magma pushed up within the peak. Angle and slope-distance measurements to the bulge indicated it was growing at a rate of up to five feet (1.5 meters) per day. By May 17, part of the volcano's north side had been pushed upwards and outwards over 450 feet (135 meters).

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Image Dimensions: 2958 x 1963

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