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Lava dome in Mount St. Helens' crater, Aug. 1981, viewed from a pho...

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In this view the dome is 535 feet (163 meters) high and nearly 1/4 mile (0.4 kilometers) wide, making it taller than a 44-story building (or, nearly the height of the Washington Monument) and wider than the length of four football fields. Compare with image taken August 12, 1985 from the same location with the same camera.


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